Jan 9

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ladyreck67
Jan 9

Thank you for helping spread the word and caring about our words.

I lost the list

 

of what to do when you die.

 

It’s folded in a book somewhere,

 

as if I could read.

 

Was I supposed to tell the birds,

 

the cat?

 

My private, practiced, grief

 

has already stained the mirror.

 

I broke a fancy plate,

 

passed it off as being clumsy.

 

It’s not that anything is imminent,

 

surprise, even anticipated,

 

is it’s own jolt.

 

The math is scary,

 

complicated, x equaling

 

a minus, accumulating clouds

 

lining silver.

 

I’ll stop locking the door,

 

what comes in by window,

 

welcome. The big rock,

 

in the heart of my truck,

 

has a space for names.

Wonderful to read the emotion under the surface of the words - like shock and grief.

Thank you for the invite. Looking forward to a meaningful literary interaction.

Hopefully, this is imagined, rather than the grief and its aftermath this conveys.

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