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Mother’s Day

Posted in Poetry on May 14, 2017 by 1writegirl

I think I would prefer to die
my second death

Now while the scent of him lingers yet
in the soiled clothes strewn around on the
floor of his bedroom

While his footprint remains oil on glass
from our last long road trip
on the windshield of my car
valuable no longer for its re-sale value
nor cargo carrying capacity
but only for this fading track

While his voice is still trapped in someone’s answering machine
Why can’t it be mine?
so that when they come to town
they can play it for me
They haven’t yet erased it
but they will

Before I close my eyes and can no longer see his eyes
Or the dimple in his cheek
Or the mole on his back
Or the dozen other things
that made him mine
especially, mostly, but never all

Before I have lost all trace
and the fine line between memory
and fantasy blurs
and he becomes a saint
or a hero
or a legend

Instead of just a boy
Whom I loved above all others,
All else, present

In the silent aftermath of my
first and last deep breath


For Your Reading Pleasure…

Posted in Creative Nonfiction, Fiction, Poetry, Prose, Publications with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 1, 2009 by 1writegirl

A Collection of Perceptions… Poems, essays and short fiction from this blog and elsewhere — is now available in book form! Read and re-read your old favorites, and some new ones you’ve never seen before. To learn more, or to order your very own copy,  please go to Lulu. If shipping costs are an issue (or if for some insane reason, you’d like a signed copy!) just let me know and I’ll send one to you directly and eliminate that pesky salesman who jacks the cost up for so-called “handling”…


Also available by the author: 50 Ways to Please Your Lover, Tips for Men… is a compilation of advice for men about women, on subjects ranging from laundry to sex and everything in between. This funny and sexy little book will make a great gift for any man from any woman who loves him.  Who knows, it just might transform your love life… For more info, go here.