Posted tagged ‘remembrance poem’

Lit

June 25, 2016

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Lit

When I look at the flash of fireflies
over the tall-grassed field,
I feel, after all, that you must not
have disappeared.

I hear in their silent light
your not-stillness; eyes ache
at the unmade sounds
even as hurt

is run aground, all small
beneath the untilled sky, but
bright,
bright,
bright–

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I am posting this rather belatedly for Poets United’s prompt on resilience.  Photo is mine–a bit early in the evening for fireflies, which are so hard to capture on film in any case.