Tag: loss

Arrival

The first place I looked was where the spring rounded the grove of oaks and began to widen into a creek shadowed by sycamores. The moss grew thick on the bare spots of earth where the sun only reached in winter speckles between branches….

His Arrival

His hair contains the texture of a long morning in bed. I kneel beside his body, my hands near his head, his breath already in time with my world. Blood marks his forehead. I rub it away, and like anyone’s mother Smoothing the part,…

Finding the Place Where

One day the question collides in you, The curve of its newness slick behind Your ear, mimicking that same arc, Teasing you into listening, and this time, To the way the wind whistles around Your neck, the adjustment your feet Make to the undulation…

Thanksgiving

She hasn’t had this many people in her house since her husband died. She found his upper dental plate in the whatnot drawer while looking for a package of yeast. The floor is collapsing and they’re all riding the beeline to hell. Her aunt…

Percival

 “ . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . one night my vow Burnt me within, so that I rose and fled, But wail’d and wept, and hated mine own self, And even the holy quest, and…

Poems for Tornado Victims

Some very well-meaning people are soliciting poems for a poetry anthology to sell to raise funds for Oklahoma tornado victims. Please don’t.  Material Reason  Say you manage to sell 100 of these books. The cost of making and shipping them will take up the…