The weight of mourning grows over the years,
death after death of pets and friends and family;
accumulating into a past of painful reminders
of who was
and will never be no more.
Does me no good to believe in immortality
when I miss cats and dogs so much I want to scream;
when the brother I lost
will never again answer his phone
with a stupid joke,
or go on and on about cars
--- wouldn't annoy me ever now.
No point in repeating death hurts ,
like an adolescence looking for enough depth
to write a song.
What sends a seeker of comfort
into this death poem?
Expecting a pithy reminder that life goes on?
and it will.
About the author
I have five published books, wrote for two small tv shows, hosted the comedy hit PEACE AND PIPEDREAMS, playing 14 comedy characters plus... on FEARLESS RADIO. I also consult for the intelligence community in various capacities.
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