Tag: death

Enter Reaching

Red. Yellow. Green. Hint of blush and falling leaf, Necessary as bread, sweetness of life lived Out of time and in the stolen, hidden moments We forget even as we breathe them in. Red. Yellow. Green. You see them from a distance In the…

You Will Be Found

If you hide from the snow, you will Be found, not by the conformity of color But by the negation of it. You have lived Long in the cave of steel and wire, Long in the forest of electric hum. It is the day…

Exploding Seashells

“CIA assassination plots included poisoning a box of Castro’s favorite cigars with botulinus toxin and placing explosive seashells in his favorite diving spots.” The box of oatmeal broke apart In my hands, the Quaker man Decapitated, his smile An unreturned greeting Forever. One wonders…

Almost, Almost

We wait for the crabgrass and dandelions and wild onion To shuffle aside the fall leaves, our feet crunching What has died, our attention focused on sun and wind, The beauty of not-yet-spring, oh but almost, almost.

Strange Beauty

for Lea, 9-9-1962 to 8-30-2012 It is late October, and a red rose bush Is blooming on the south side of her house, In that best place for the light. I remember How she could draw a flower When we were in high school,…

Blowing up the Microwave

She didn’t want the damn thing. She TOLD Jack and Leigh, I got no use for that damn thing. They set it up on the table she kept potted plants and grocery sacks on, and she ignored it for two weeks before warming up…