grief

POEM: Every Year You Die Again

POEM: Every Year You Die Again

Though it has been Twenty four years Since you took your life There are days When I feel you In my cells Emanating life force I’m transported To the shade Of our avocado tree In Florida Where you rocked me Back and forth When I could still fit Into your lap I looked up at […]

RIP Amy Winehouse (1983-2011)

RIP Amy Winehouse (1983-2011)

Amy Winehouse died three years ago today. I remember seeing her at the Electric Factory in Philadelphia with my friends Ed and Kate a¬†few months before she died. She looked very skinny and drawn and was wearing those tiny faded jean shorts and gold belt with a tank top with flimsy and often dirty pink […]

Poem: On Losing Someone

Poem: On Losing Someone

Photo credit: Diane Fornbacher Oh, joy! Words like this Do not come first To the breaking To the aching heart But! Your loved one Is free Finally free Yet Do not hurry Do not be eager To join up With the freed ones Before being called home Your journey Is not to grieve So deeply […]