Tag Archives: loss

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

 packin G  s Oon  t O  an D  laughe D–oh,  h Owie  lau Ghed!  a S  pl Y  shepher D‘s  i N  som E  da Y Get  an Other  t O  har D: Decide  t O Gently  lo Se  b … Continue reading

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Rain Doves

The crags are raining mourning doves In tiny vests and velvet gloves Whose voices echo from the summit Of the cliffs as down they plummet A capella songs of loss That end in heaps of feathered moss

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