I tell myself it is unexpected snow in tonight’s forecast Mother Nature’s cruel April Fools’ joke that makes my joints ache chills me to the
In memory of Lieselotte Porter 1925-2018 another empty chair another empty corner only resurrection assured this Easter morn are my ghosts who brokers the introductions?
you held me in tender embrace in your deepest heart we lived together laughed together dreamed together breathed together unfathomable that anyone could take my
Find yourself at home with unexpected time on your hands? It’s a great day to read Heavy Mental, Kindra M. Austin‘s brilliant new poetry book.
the floor stretches before me black and white checkerboard tile feet glide soundlessly to the waltz in my head my arms arched as if partnered
Originally published by the Sudden Denouement Literary Collective my heart a block of sculptured ice buried deep behind steel ribs hung with icicles offering dagger-sharp
who am I without my losses without my ghosts to haunt the hours? grief has carved me sharply since girlhood with rasps and chisels unforgiving
I dream of my dead vivid technicolor hauntings in wee morning hours just before waking I sit up with a start heart thudding disoriented morning
I do not have a closet full of mourning clothes I have never inked the names of my dead on my tender forearms in solemn