poetry

The world as it existed

I remember the world As it existed in February of 2020.  Bustling, redolent, pristine, And open to all forms of experience. In this world,  I shook a stranger’s hand upon our introduction. I sat in a crowded coffee shop and read, Music overhead, someone coughing in the distance. I traveled where I liked,  Did not… Continue reading The world as it existed

Personal writing, poetry

Receding into death

Where does it come from, The longing to be stronger, Richer, With a healthier or more beautiful spouse? On better land? With surer footing in the world?   Where does it come from, The feeling of missing one another? My father, my sister, my brother, my kin, All are so far away; I want to… Continue reading Receding into death