MESSAGE RECEIVED

I haven’t seen or spoken to him since the day of her funeral. We sat at the table with him and he made us laugh, with his stories and orneriness, just being himself. He was a pillar of strength, though the pain was clear in his eyes, he forced smiles for her sake and IContinue reading “MESSAGE RECEIVED”

Subtle Slips

  I feel him pulling Moving away Gently he slips In directions Opposite me Testing his wings Determined and courageous The look in his eyes Reveals fear of Full flight No longer My little boy Always my baby No matter how Far from me The universe Takes him Of typical concern My own human flawsContinue reading “Subtle Slips”

Wasted youth

The parking lot was full Spilling over onto the boulevard Hearse at the ready To lead the procession 102 in the shade Suffocating humidity No breeze to speak of All those gathered Dressed in black Mourning the loss Young life wasted Blood and tears pouring Tragically taken Listening through the wall Razors trembling fingers AsContinue reading “Wasted youth”