in memoriam

October 31, 2014

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how do I tell you
about my loss, when
you stand to lose
everything

when you continually
relinquish the best
parts of yourself
yet wait, trusting

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last bow

October 30, 2014

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the curtain glitters,
as applause crescendoes, then
dies away

a whiff of smoke lingering

against the backdrop sky

October 29, 2014

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I can still
see them there,
colors burned on
my retinae

that jumping joy

the afterimage
quivers/hovering,
reluctant
to depart

erasures

October 28, 2014

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you stand, bleached

prairie sun raking
brittle strands

seeds fall, burrow
into darkness

empty pods rattle

reaching

October 27, 2014

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savor

October 26, 2014

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colors like spices
combine

their fragrant
notes lilting of

mystery…a death
that births life

meeting place

October 25, 2014

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consider the way

October 24, 2014

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where blues
edge gold

and light
shines clear
in dreams

opening

October 23, 2014

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with a lift of her brow

October 22, 2014

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she turns, catching
one last glimpse, before

she slips through the door