Grief and joy are opposites. Except that grieve is the preferable word because it is not static. And if you let it live all of its lives, joy is a word that whispers constantly. And softly.Read More (no) superhero
… and all those around you
stand as they will.
And then the cyclists
raise me upward.
Consume my eye.
They are waterproof
neck to ankle.
Onwards they pedal.
Onwards their eyes
say to me.
That pain and imperfection bring me joy because.Read More I hear the feeling
Hurt and heal.
And now we step together. Trip and fall. Hold each other’s hand.
Down the stairs and back up again.
I didn’t intend to build an altar. I don’t worship. But I knew what had to stand in place of that guitar. And I know honouring now, like I did not before. Like a parent, I guide and narrate what is left of me – what grows – now that there is no body with which to commune.Read More Altar
I asked death to wrap itself around me.
It passed through and I crawled out.
The sweater is just a sweater. The coffee shop is a place I have been many times, with many people. And today it is three years but I will not weep for that.Read More It turns out
And when the margaritas hit, he performed a one handed push up show, the dog racing around him in delight. We both wove ourselves into the hanging lights, and revelled in each other and the warm, skylit evening.Read More Gleaning