I am slumped, broken, my heart continually
fracturing with the thought I will never see you...
Birthdays, deaths, graduation, your
Grandson being born, his first word, his first...
It has been an honor to live
by your side, to grow with you...
I told them if I lose him too, I will die
Because these are the threads that bind me whole...
I am now an empty flask of alcohol
whose skin surreptitiously secretes...
Heart pounding in my ears
Feet carrying me to new heights...
POEM AT TWENTY PAST TWELVE
He took five steps...
It's such a dark and dreaded place
This damp chamber that sets misery free...
Phantasmical plumes of thick darkness
Choking the oxygen from the air...
A BRAVE HEART IN THE GRAVEYARD
Spots no height to fright...
I lay upon this grassy mound
A crispy silver moonlight shone
upon the frosty leaves...