Sunday, December 23, 2012

Earth Level

noting the absence of brothers
thus does a father say his peace
over coffins of baby clothes
and give to motherhood reasons
to endure the body’s blood-filled
bone between her wish and his
having no rationale for death
to surpass the knots of aging or
living to see your one life full of
the day arriving to fill this urge
forgetting loss to prize the living
whose waking follows sleeping

(23 December 2012)

copyright 2012 by Floyce Alexander

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