Tuesday, October 17, 2023

in a critical condition

Ivy clings like memories even when all the tenses fall wrong

I keep looking over my shoulder for the children are slower and left behind 

I fall, then my face falls, my sight falls away, and
then my mask falls

I've answered grief as loud as I can but how could I be louder than my disbelief

I sweep up my footprints in the dust, my imprints in the sand, and let my fingerprints burn

I have mourned the dead; I am mourning the dead; I will always be mourning the dead.

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Pic: Ivy wall with L.

5 comments:

Nicole said...

<3

maya said...
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StephLove said...

It's so tragic. All of it.

maya said...


Nicole: 💗 💗

Truly tragic, Steph. 💗 💗

Gillian said...

Good luck.

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