March 20, 2019 Volume no.14

Good writing, with a strong point and with life oozing out.

In medias res since 1969.

Published from just outside of Washington, DC.

On Second Thought…

April 5, 2017

a dear friend asked
if I was using NAPOWRIMO
to grieve

(a fair question,
since NAPOWRIMO #1
was about my departed father)

I told her ‘no’,
but that was an easy answer
I should have said ‘yes’

I think grief is something we do
all of the time

releasing the parts of our life
one by one
until we finally let go of our lives

isn’t as sad as it sounds

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