Stories tagged “LOSS”
In Memoriam Bliss / Empty-handed (poem)
To dream such dreams,
to banish despair with the conjured light of face and form,
drawn perfectly from decades ago--
such is the magic of faerie wings and moon beams.
In that twisting and infinite moment,
perhaps a reflection of what was in another time …Posted 3 years ago
I drove 3 hours to find your boat pushing barges up the mighty Mississippi. You were not supposed to be on your phone, but you coordinated with me your location so I could stand on the bridge and wave.
The moment you passed, I smiled and waved like a mad…Posted 3 years ago
Cost of Friendship
She cried silently on the video chat, tears running down, sniffles, and gasps for air. "I... n..know. I can... do this."
"Listen, it's not personal. It's just that the last time this happened to me, I lost a friend. We used to be close and then it ended. …Posted 3 years ago
Nothing I'd Rather
There's nothing I would rather see
Than your smile as you walk to me
There's nothing that I'd rather do
Than have the guts to run to you
There's nothing I would rather say
Than "I love you; don't go away"
There's nothing in my future left
I've got no cour…Posted 5 years ago
What Missing Feels Like
I don't think you understand what it feels like to miss someone the way I miss you.
When I want to call, or text, or communicate, I am struck mute. Words fail me as my heart aches, knowing that you are so near and yet so far. I could send a simple smiley…Posted 5 years ago
The Weight of One
There's something broken inside. It rattles with every breath. It weighs down my lungs, curving my spine and slumping my shoulders. My heart works harder than it should, slightly panicked at the change inside. It knows that something is wrong and it can't…Posted 5 years ago
Not quite white
The moon is a muse
A means to an end
Beating hearts, abuse
The moon, impassive
Left lovers lost
Returned to mock
…Posted 5 years ago
Funny Little Things
I saw my therapist for the last time today. I expected to cry, but I only felt numb. I expect that the rougher emotions will come in time. I gave her a card with my words of gratitude, and she gave me a journal so that I can keep writing words.
Over fou…Posted 6 years ago
Cold Glow of Morning
I thought I’d get to kiss your face
And hold your hand when you were sad.
I thought you’d stay, that you would wish
My company when times were bad,
And when you thought of times to come,
You’d seen me there beside you, dear,
In peaceful camaraderie. I’m…Posted 6 years ago
Falling Into Third
Some people would be happy that they won third place if they worked hard and tried their best. But third was a fall for me and I fell hard.
I knew I wasn't first place material, never was, never would be. I was cool with that. There would a…Posted 6 years ago
An 'Investment' feels wasted with no return.
All the time and energy
I put into you
And for what?
I see the words 'appreciation'
You aren't there.
I see you laughing with others.
Listening to Music
Sharing memories I'm…Posted 6 years ago
Hearts' Mending (4)
But graduation seemed a new beginning:
A different major to enrich my mind,
Fresh challenges and contests for the winning,
A one-bedroom apartment (hard to find).
Ah! Living on my own, my shy moon waxed,
While self-esteem soon waned, a fleeting dream.
W…Posted 6 years ago
Hearts' Mending (3)
It hasn't been so easy, shifting from
Our college days, our ev'ry hour together,
And sharing all our thoughts; to then become
A lone alumnus, sister without brother
Like Wordsworth, stranded in a city German,
I was adrift, in hostile land, alone.
Beset …Posted 6 years ago
The Ship of One More
“In the event of a gravitational storm, please return to your seat and buckle your restraints as demonstrated by the hologram in front of you. In the case of decompression..”
I tuned out the flight attendant. I'd taken this trip many times recently as bo…Posted 7 years ago
Stalky's Nightmare 8: A Breath Away
His ragged breath jagged on, each with an untimed pause preceding it. He stared down at the pulpy mess that had been his best dancer and most skilled voice actor. He didn't seem to understand what he was looking at. Then his eyes glazed over and he starte…Posted 7 years ago
What is that truck doing?
The truck was large. The flat bed had fabricated wooden sides. It backed up to the barn, and in full daylight, no less! Surely, my late father would not have allowed strangers to traipse onto his property. Since it was mine n…Posted 7 years ago
DIY 3 Word Prompt: Orbiting Her Before
I spun around in lazy, mostly elliptical, circles. Enough time had passed--years, decades?--that I couldn't remember being caught. Orbiting her was an honor, a duty, a pleasure, a pain. It was all I knew. I kept watch because I didn't have a choice. I was…Posted 8 years ago
Dog Kettle Door
My hand was burnt on the kettle
Just as it began to boil
My hand was bitten by a dog
I’d always thought was loyal.
I stepped on glass in my bare feet
Where it was safe before
You said, “I’m always here for you;”
Then you walked out the door.Posted 8 years ago