August 22, 2011

Grief's Shadow

I started writing again -- here is my first poem:

Grief’s Shadow

I am living in our physical dimension
My son and husband are living in theirs--
I sense the connection
Like the sound of my chime’s vibration.

I sit, I listen
If I were deaf
Would I grieve the same?

My birds are balanced on the back fence
Playing tag.
The wind chimes singing their metal tune
Claiming the air with sound.

Fall seems imminently close
I will miss the rays of light
Glittering off the cottonwood leaves.
I will miss the warm mornings
On the deck
Silently listening…

My hummingbirds venture to hang in the air
Two feet from my face
To whisper thoughts
Of healing

The summer squash
Is nearly ready--
Sweet yellow jewels

Mr. Jay picks at his black seeds
Nodding to me a ‘thank you.’
Where are you David?
In a classroom of spirits reflecting past journeys?
Sitting beside me smiling that little smile?
Flying again with loved ones?
Where have you gone my beloved?

Our fruit trees withheld their fruit this year, and
David left…

Thank you for all your prayers....

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