Tag Archives: loss

In Memoriam

Dear friends, beloved family, Unknown refreshment-moochers, we Are gathered here to honor they Who from our heads have passed away As we stood, trembling, in the shower, Helpless in the path of power Far beyond our comprehending. Folliclump, thy life … Continue reading

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Everything Must Go

No one I know did not come home from war. The first not forced to fight in Vietnam, We got to choose what we were fighting for; The draft had crashed and burned before our prom. I’ve lost some classmates … Continue reading

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National Cat Day

Coffee free of floating fur No cat chauffeur to PDX Where pilots all decline to purr No fogfoot-caused commuter wrecks Absent fleas where once they were Ubiquitous No cat Just ex-

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Really Big Shoe

I had a pair of giant shoes– I’ve massive feet, so that’s not news– But here’s how come I brought it up: One’s gone! My giant, quiet pup Has wandered like a laundered sock! The one remaining’s still in shock … Continue reading

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Hard Cider

The apple tree predated me And almost everyone I know And I knew, academically, That one day it would choose to go. And so this week it came to pass: The shadow that it cast has gone. The apple tree … Continue reading

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Bioengineering

As one who’d likely lose his skull Were it not fastened on with bone And sinew, skin, the odd blood vessel… Can I grow a mobile phone?

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Writing Through Good-bye

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