Stuck in the Process

Chatting and laughing, For a moment distracted from The relentless wrongness, A burner left on, Door unlocked, Something irreplaceable left too many miles behind to retrieve. Conversation over, Relieved panic as life excuses itself, Tripping on awkward legs as it exits, On to the next event. A fractured impulse to follow dozes off, Pinned by […]

The Inconsistency of Grief

Feeling My Way Across an Unfamiliar Floor We lost our mom in January. She had a thoracic aortic aneurysm, quite unexpectedly. She survived emergency surgery. It was a miracle. But she never really regained full consciousness, and after 10 days of occasionally surprising us by being able to open her eyes or mouth something but […]