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Eli said
tears are justified
so I cried
I mourned her departure
and felt her fall off my tongue
like a swollen promise

Eli held her hand last
watched her light fade
kissed her where her tear traced
licked his lips and swallowed
caught her sigh in his fist
pocketed her tightly coiled air

I arrived too late

Heaven’s ruling impaled me

yes, ends are unreasonable

beginnings are, too



yesterday God cried
and the ground was wet
and my hair curled

the clouds touched ground
and I could barely see
down the road

i peered through squinted eyes
till it hurt
till I resigned to guessing
what might be there

yesterday he smiled
and it touched his eyes
and tickled his throat

the laugh hit him in his chest
and he could not contain his joy
it was no secret

he peered through squinted eyes
till they watered
till he was pleasantly pained
wondering how he’d know to stop his giggle
how he’d know that the funny was worn

tomorrow, the world will be too bright and needy
and I’ll feel too much
and have too few words
the restlessness will be forceful
and the loneliness will win

it will be a day of remembering
and tracing the lines of his face as I recall them
till the thought wears thin
till the absence hurts and the places
where he touched tingle


Weighted, the iron fists fell
Ribs were crushed
Unsuspecting hearts broke

Souls escaped

Everyone knows premature farewells
Sting worse than anything
Yes, sharp want and rabid remorse

Her spirit hardly dimmed
Though her eyes shut and would not open
She fought casket and grave and dirt
Her rebellious laugh pierced–
The sharp eulogy

It is difficult to reason with her absence
She is hardly gone
Though she surely left

This is a cruel joke
That steel will
And inflated faith cannot undo
It is a weighted reality that is indigestible

She is gone