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orna-b-raz's picture
Apr.08.2014
Somehow together with excitement I also experience a feeling of loss as Pesach is fast approaching. It seems that I am already sad thinking of those who would be absent from my Seder. Unfortunately the list of the loved ones who won’t sit around the table is getting longer every year. It...
sherrie-theriault's picture
Mar.23.2014
March 23       MISSING     The good times we never had but should have, the pleasantries I endured waiting for the pleasure.  I remembered your potential with fondness.  The days, weeks and years I waited for you to grow to me have passed, and yet--- time is what...
lourdes-gautier's picture
Feb.22.2014
PARALLELISM Brown, soft, moist leaves fall onto ground saturated with rain. A baby bird, unprotected by nature rests quietly, dead, untouched, before time begins to pick at its perfect downy breast.   Brown, soft, moist eyes closed I fall back onto  cotton covers redolent with your smell...
jane-wilson's picture
Feb.12.2014
The handyman regarded the portion of the living room ceiling that collapsed at 4 a.m and the icicles that have formed inside the house. "It's amazing to me how much water can get through such a small space. I suppose I can nail a piece of plywood over the hole. My truck wouldn't start this morning...
sherrie-theriault's picture
Dec.25.2013
December 25     Home Fires Burning   I have trouble living with myself that is why I live with you.  It takes my mind off the things I don’t wish to face.  What I can busy myself with in your service lightens the load of expectation heaped in my DNA by my Higher Power and...
sherrie-theriault's picture
Dec.24.2013
December 24     Scalene   Strangeness is attracting, I don’t try to deny it.  I have looked longingly at oddness and every skewed thing.  Though I try to divert my gaze the acute angles draw me back to peer again and again.  Strange attractors have an unexplainable...
sherrie-theriault's picture
Dec.23.2013
December 23     Lame   I easily identify the big mistakes of my life, but fail to recognize or report the little mistakes that I make, mistakes, which cost me so much.  Repetitive irresponsibility has the effect of water torture; drip, drip, drip and my peace of mind is worn...
sherrie-theriault's picture
Dec.03.2013
December 3     The Twelfth of April   When I met you, you were a power tagged and trapped in a box.  A tiger caught by its toe and yet I could do nothing but fall under the spell of your roar.  The suppressed growl you leave for me like an invitation I could never decline....
sherrie-theriault's picture
Nov.25.2013
November 25     One and One   The person who has nothing is vague.  The person who has too much alludes. And these people may falsely mistake one another for kindred when what you draw your conclusions from are the poems, sweet words, which flow out of these divergent folk....
sherrie-theriault's picture
Nov.21.2013
November 21     Blanda   I know how good a quarterback you are on Monday, safely at home.  What were you like on the field, gameday?  You act as if seeing your mistakes in retrospect is the same as not having made them, but the game is lost and a rematch is not a do-over....