loss

Abandoned Lot

Abandoned Lot 2500 1406 Laurie Koensgen

We overlook the garden, let the leaves slip into slickness and harden into ochre moats. The dahlias hold their shape a few stoic days–– like pursed lips glossed, like winter-waxed…

Refuge-e

Refuge-e 2500 1875 Prasanta Verma

Darkness scattered among bodies left behind. We never knew if we were coming or going or if anyone would come for us. We were the lost ones. Sympathetic eyes mixed…

Carried Away on the Water

Carried Away on the Water 3837 2607 Damien B. Donnelly

From the nightmare we wake to the dream before we open our eyes to reality I fear I fret I freeze I forge I face I forget I love you,…

In Vain

In Vain 3024 4032 Aaron Housholder

I’m lying in the ditch, bleeding. My son has died. I can’t move, can’t climb. I will never be the same. I will never be the same. I hear you…

At a Restaurant the Night My Son Died

At a Restaurant the Night My Son Died 1920 1152 Chanel Brenner

I sat across from him, shooting his portrait with my phone. His charcoal sweatshirt faded into the dark booth. He played tic-tac-toe in the dim light. I should have known…