th
He had your ruddy skin
capturing sunlight
even as cold
his fingers interlaced
asleep in formaldehyde
his eyelashes like a girls
wet in regret
nobody should die yet
he would have said
his lips pursed for thought
devoid now
the little children crowded
coffins edges like spectators
in miniature
would he arise? like the wooden Christ
over-seeing his funeral
and shaking off his death
make them scream in delight
and run
like birds fanning sky
sudden and vital
defying nature’s flute
calling him home
long has he slept now
beneath the weight of grief
like a man who is bewitched by
lips of woodland nymphs
too red, too soft
to know not

0 Replies to “Brother”

    1. I know. Just know this. The things you do in this life, in this time, COUNT and therefore your existence and your personhood COUNT and for those who are like you it is sometimes the hardest road but there IS a point to it and it’s NOT just a series of painful steps, you make a difference. How many can say they make a difference?

      1. Yep, making a difference…hopefully that’s what I do, sometimes anyway, and in that case it is all worth it: the pain, tears, second guessing etc…

    1. Dearest You, thank you so much my friend xo I had to re-do my blog so everyone who was following me no longer is, but hopefully they will join back. I am SO grateful to you my friend, happy new year for tomorrow xo

        1. There are but a handful I love and care about and that would ‘do me proud’ as they say in your neck of the woods. You are one and will remain one, throughout our respective life journeys and I am so glad of that.

          1. That’s supposed to be a great technique. I only recently understood that I did not sub-vocalize (read aloud in ones mind) and this was why I mispronounced so many words and also if you do sub-vocalize you retain more of what you read, so I started doing it and it helped me, I’m all for practice πŸ™‚

    1. Dearest Sue, thank you so much my friend xo I had to re-do my blog so everyone who was following me no longer is, but hopefully they will join back. I am grateful to you my friend, happy new year for tomorrow xo

  1. I saw this reposted on Mr. Anker’s blog and wondered why I didn’t see you. And then I noticed you disappeared from my followed blogs. I had no idea that happened. I’m rectifying that right now! Welcome back, love. I’ve missed you!

    1. Lovely girl! I went away for a while due to some online issues, and unfortunately I deleted my first blog and can’t get it back so I tried to create one that will be similar! So glad that you are here, and to see you again my friend. xo Happy New Year!

    1. Dear Barkinginthedark
      you followed on my other blog but I closed it and reopened with the same name but slightly different site, after some internet trolls got a little too loud. Thank you so much for reading me here, it means a lot and I hope this is a good year for you my friend

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.