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The Year of Magical Thinking

About a year after The Boy had his stroke I read a book called The Year of Magical Thinking, by Joan Didion, written about the experiences she went through after losing her husband. It reminded me of my experience. I was asked many times why I was so optimistic and dogged in my belief that The […]

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Remindings

Funny how   When someone isn’t around They become a kind of   Abstract concept.   And you have to remind yourself   That they are real.   And remind yourself of What it was like:   To hold them, To kiss them, To whisper to them.   But you don’t need reminding of What […]

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What Do You Do?

What do you do When every form of communication is closed down? When you cannot call, cannot write, Cannot send a message? When all you want to do Is to hold someone, And cry together. When a hug is not enough, And every approach is rebuffed. You leave a lamp on In the window.

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Night

Night. I think of you Alone in your bed. And I want hold you, embrace you, enfold you Inhale your sweet scent! Comfort you. Then I dream. You are in all my dreams. And always, in the background, Is the sound of the ocean. I wake up. Alone, still.