Personal Loss

I lost a friend today.

A friend of my own making

part of my own body

an arm and a leg of self

shed – not unwanted – but shed anyway

onto the grim picture of a late dawn

the damp lawn catching and holding

recalling the skies of the past

once alive with stars

with constellation gods

once drawn in detail

once filled with milky blessing

now mostly blank

mostly black

an empty space without reason

without valor

and without all those things I lost today



~ by bracketbracket on April 18, 2011.

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