Son and Moon It is my death before my death, my time before my time It is my loss, my grief, my son, my way . . .
“Hope” is the thing with feathers
Does Issa speak of longing? His tears? Or continuing, despite the tears? I first read these lines a handful of years ago. When I was too attached. Unwilling to go on without— My beautiful boy. I was unable to save him. The smartest doctors in the world were unable to save him. And then, I couldn’t bring him back. […]
Poem #30: “S” In a dream a small boy visited me, golden nimbus around his face, lucent white skin and lustrous eyes, green like the Nile. His features captivated me, but I loved his humor the most. His laughs were musical sounds from another place. He stamped smiles and danced with […]
Poem #29: “Deaf” By Sam K. (age 9) Some people say noise hurts their head Some people say they wish they were dead all because it’s oh so loud but I am absolutely wowed for I cannot hear a thing not a single jingle or a ring I cannot think of […]
Poem #28: “ABC’s” Anomalies & Birthdays Cookies & Dogs Earthly Façade Grieving Heart Ideas & Jokes Killdeers & Life Mammoth Nobody Off-and-on Puffy Questions Rabbits, Sages & Teachers Ultramarine Vanishing Waiting… Xeriscaping Yeti Zen ♥
Poem #27: “Dove” After the mourning Dove leaves me with a question Who-are-you – you – you?
Poem #26: “Water” It was all a dream Like writing on water Ripples then glass
Poem #25: “Child” Willower’s child Unopened gift Strong and silent
Poem #24: “Returning” As a child, I looked When I heard the jingle Of my lost dog’s metal tags Paper phone numbers fading Blowing away I looked Just in case And there she was… Returning Now, I look When I hear the sound Of my lost child’s melting voice Footsteps on […]
Poem #23: “Flight” In a dream flying over a black sea dark and cold arctic cold Fast, in sync birds in flight knowing when to turn speed up, slow down together Passing over seals shining switching sides striped dolphins close enough to touch Beluga whales gibbous moons in all their majesty […]
Poem #22: “Earth” On a bike ride we found a lost ball, a huge plaything cornered by the wind in a drainage ditch. Caked with dirt, we noticed it looked like Earth, A blue marble under the grime. Sam begged to keep it. So we brought it home, hosed it down, […]
Haiku Poem #21: “Warrior” A willower Heart tattooing, summoning The warrior