Let’s take a walk
One last time
Through the canopy
And laugh like we’re five
Let’s sit down
Share a worry or two
Dream about days ahead
All the things we know we’ll never do
Of the days […]
Sharp images. Nice work.
This is wonderful. You brought my BFF to mind with “All the things we’ll never do” because…seriously…who doesn’t daydream big schemes with their BFF? This is a great poem for old friends…love it. LOVE it.
Yes! Thank you 🙂
eerily relevant and lyrical!
I enjoyed the brevity with which you reveal of this leavetaking.
Thank you 🙂
Today I saw the sun set
For the 26th day in a row
Birds fly by, the day’s work done
As I stand at my window
And dream of home
Sunflowers in the hedge
Curry on the stove
Scents of comfort and hope.
I w […]
I collect dead things
Dried leaves, dead moths
Butterfly wings and twigs
I place them all, safe on a shelf
I’d like to give you some space there too.
This is how we survive these days
Inside phones and our minds
Decorated with sunflower stickers
Laughing about the days of last week
Falling asleep mid conversation
Wondering where our friends from old […]
Just around the corner near the yellow lamppost
There’s a red brick house with a sign on the top
“Welcome”, it says, “to The Free Hope Shop”
I’ve been there often when I couldn’t fall asleep
Swinging between infinity and now
Keep me safe in this flight
Young I am, be kind.
you will hear these stories as you grow
of how you were born at a time
when the world as I knew it fell
and unseen powers waged war
How the days lengthened into months
as nurses ran from […]
They fight for peace
They scream for silence
There’s a wall to be destroyed
Leave, they don’t want to see you again
Stories of hate, I’ve chronicled them all
They’re written in books, stacked to the roofs […]
How was the bus ride?
Birds singing at dawn
Here’s a pretty leaf for you
Did you see the moon tonight?
Humming an old song
Take a nap, I’ll call you
Did you have dinner?
Sticky notes on the wal […]
They terrify me
With their swirls and their curves and lines
Their battle positions in dictionaries and behind enemy lines
Some look like they will bite, make a flag and hoist it high
Others march out to […]
Tonight I watch the stars
Thinking of the skies that are past
In a place I cannot go to anymore
Missing you laugh at something I said
Your eyes mirroring worlds I couldn’t see
Knowing so well I was c […]
If you go to the lake between the mountains
At 5 in the morning in the Fall
You will see Little Tommy and his dog
Readying their wooden boat
Little Tommy wears a red scarf
And yellow beanie with a […]
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