In These Twelve Days

 

It starts with a gray notion

[Day 1]

Heavily greened trees

Filtering blue sky

 

How did she breathe

 

Tall, tall green grasses

 

A gray notion, indeed

How she must have missed him—

Is all I can think about

 

I imagine 

Heavy breath

Yellowing haze

A perfect bold

Shallow

Holding breath

 

Don't breathe

Too deep

She maybe felt

It would hurt

Too Deep

I thought

 

Yet

She continued on

Every year

Mothering and

Grandmothering 

But how

I thought, just Yesterday

How did she 

Seemingly

Saunter on

 

There must have been

An ache

She knew—

A Deep and

Harrowing 

Ache

 

From the loss of love

 

Breathe shallow, she thought

[or maybe I thought]

Less pain, perhaps

 

She loved him

She missed him

 

It was late spring

Early summer

Just like know

 

yes, yes

 

She was strong

as strong as she could possibly be

—These 12 Days

 

 

 

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Comments (9)

  1. funfreak

    This is so sweetly sad. For some reason, it reminded me of my mother and father.

    June 02, 2016
    1. drivefaastakechances

      June 02, 2016
    2. drivefaastakechances

      I had thoughts of your mother as I was creating this piece. It’s something I have been struggling to write and meaning to execute for a while now. What I love about this place is I can “purge” some feelings into “thoughts”. Sort of like the playdough play center we had as kids, if you didn’t like it you could roll it out or into something new; or just pack it in and play another day. Thank you, dear.

      June 06, 2016
      1. funfreak

        mmmmm…..I loved playing with playdough. I think you described this experience perfectly! I love that about you.

        June 06, 2016
        1. drivefaastakechances

          Thank you! I loved the way it felt in my hands, I never liked the way it smelled.

          June 06, 2016
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    I liked yoir comment to funfreak, I understand it and wrote something the other day I purged feelings into

    July 15, 2016
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