Memory of Love

Jun 19, 2016 by

Coming in the door after school,
The smell of fresh baked bread
Blew over me like a gentle breeze,

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The Hour of Resurrection

Jun 17, 2016 by

The tangled web of naked oaks
Bathed in early morning light,
Cuts jagged faces in a sky
of peaches and cream.

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Despair and Hope

Jun 15, 2016 by

I heard you get in around midnight.
The dogs did their due diligence then scrambled back in bed.
I dozily called out and you said, “Goodnight. I love you, mama.”
“I love you too, Tay.”

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After Dam Decommissioning

Jun 14, 2016 by

I remember
resting in wooden chairs
while vain trees primp in your reflection

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On a Son Gone to College

Jun 12, 2016 by

I stop at your open door,
stare at the empty chair, your clear desk
Punched by the zesty smell,
my mind, stirred and swirled

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Last Day Together

Jun 10, 2016 by

I watch you over the top of
the investigation report, creating
work, the subtle flicker of concentration you direct
at stacks of paperwork on your desk, shuffling

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