Tag Archives: grief

Pigtails

   There was that day you wore your hair in pigtails.    You were thirteen. Pigtails and a pale blue summer dress. I think the dress was new.    My mother had died three days earlier.    You and I … Continue reading

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Braid

How quickly we forget the nearness of grief, and remember, with rated thorns, a past nettled to braid.

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Rare

This is how I grieve– words, pearlescent to glean, and bare, poured, like so much light, on petals bruised by touch and Beauty rare.

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Bask

To perish, gently, in a siege of love, every last wildflower the smiling face of a memory, basking, as you cede to the cradle of warm dream.

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Bloom

Flowers pale into this storm but do not fade, to cede, in tune, as grievous winds sculpt a fierce bloom, begging a Garden’s fate.

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Roses

Roses near to grief, how petals kiss death softly, then fall, just because.

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Unrequited

Pale girl’s greenest grief, fleeced by soft seedless petals– Hands blooming to freeze.

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Braid

Drizzle of clear beads, perfect climate for daybreak– Silence braids our grief.

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Serenade

Moonlight serenade, every autumn the same song– Grief resets its course.

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Enclosure

She has held this position of constant sorrow for millennia, ennobling the grief of sundered hearts too human to bear openly.

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