Category: grief

It is, what it is

Recently, I was laid off. A shock of course, I was deeply invested in the position. It was a position of leadership and working not only with a staff, but also for a community. Quite a fulfilling job. No ill will finds my heart…

Ignite

today, this day change was thrust upon me a curtain making night of day how my value lies in pieces now no trade to call home as I now, free to be something else…

Guarded

does Sol’s eye lay bare truths buried, truths denied truths fraught with razor wire guarded on all sides by a damaged juvenescence in wont to stand aside during adversity, calamity, injury, allowing aged, seasoned, stinging trauma rise to the skin, firing nerve endings, twitching…

Distant Horizon

what is this nonsense, flittering around my skull, scrawling angry missives, knifing into my heart’s wall what is this brutal woe commanding a tempest casting distant any joy any hint of sun’s candied blush why does it hang around, why can’t I shake the…

Witness

the hardest notion is to see another’s pain, be witness to tears rise, then fall, spattering a dusty floor, till a loam forms, holding true daggers of enriched grief to bear witness to character’s hard hammer upon a majestic kindness shattering old touchstones, transmute…

A storm within, unchecked, storms without

eventually ache, grief, torment, seeks each soul’s portage in following, careful steps seeking, setting at liberty knives set deep initiates healing yet allow hurt’s mushroom disavowing truth’s remedy invokes Thor’s hammer germinating madness sets outward storms beyond one’s mastery Picture and Poem © 2016 by…

Broken Dance

death and grief begin their dance in my heart again, again I’m to tread the worn flagstone again to pick up my broken heart, carry on lend my aching shoulder for my friend’s grief steeling my soul so my support may, strong be