death’s tears…

digital decoupage cwmartin 2012

night’s gentle warm kiss
frozen tears begin to melt
grief recalls love’s touch


dining alone…

why is it
that you continue
to set a place
at the table
for the dead
do you
not
understand
they will not
take your hand
and
join this feast
of grief
for
they have long
forgotten
this place
and
your name
but
will recall both
when
the table
is cleared
and
there’ re
no more
diners
at the table
of
life