Friday, June 07, 2013

Life Breath

I thought the years had stripped too much away
that i would never gather that which had been
so casually scattered

It was my fault, I know
packing as if we could take what mattered
along with us

As if...

It was so long ago, that initial parting
and the flood of time
washed so much away

I missed the marker days
the seemingly small but, in actuality,
momentous occasions

You don't get those back, you know
they don't return to you

But then, in just these last weeks
these un-trumpeted
unassuming days

There has been a feasting
every dear face before me

Inhaling slowly
pulling each fragrance
as close to my heart as possible

I breathed your company
all of you, the greatest of
my loves

And now
from across so many miles
these memories enrich my blood

-lisa, 7 June 2013


Carolyn Duke Anderson said...

Just perfect!

Trevor Borden said...

You may be one of my favorite poets of all time

lisa said...

That may be the highest compliment I've ever received.

Carolyn Duke Anderson said...

Boy, Lisa, re-reading this, it goes right to my heart. Thank you for describing the last 20 years of my life.

sue said...

Re-reading Life Breath just now. I'm longing for more pages to turn where your pen has engraved words such as these. someday....