Tag Archives: Grief

Shrine for Don

Crowned “king of the gods” in high school, caped with scepter in hand, a gentle smile, the basketball star in our tiny world, at 21, a lieutenant in Vietnam. Bombs fell on the green villages perimeters strafed and over-run maimed … Continue reading

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At the Nursing Home

As I walk in, a woman straightens the chair on the patio outside her room. Her Easter lily, parched, sits untended, one bloom left. As I pass she says, I’m nuts, and blows me kisses, her fingers touching her lips … Continue reading

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Departure

His scent lingers near his bedroom door, I sniff the air – a startled deer – then feel his absence in the molted room.

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Denial

That slip of the mind That momentary disengagement Like the clutch in the old Dodge   I think: I have to get a message to her Then: how can I get a message to her As if it were a … Continue reading

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New Year’s Eve

  A cake her father bought her mother – always on the frosting the shape of a clock with the hand five minutes to midnight for the New Year’s Eve birthday gal, happy in their dancing celebrating then, even now … Continue reading

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