Get Your Premium Membership

Commemoration

Like footprints paved in the snow in the driveway coat- ed by fresh blankets of white descending snow flakes in the morning, I know they are still there. Like the trees bright with vibrant leaves fall- en by winter and flowers kissed by butterflies replaced with dull grass, I know they still bloomed there. Like unexpected, unprotect- ed surprises grow; I will never forget the sensation of cold gel on my still flat tummy or the clasp around my pan- creas, six more weeks of winter, it rains bloody red. Saturday. Life. Gone but I know. I remember. This was supposed to be a tanka but I have never been good at obey- ing the rules. I have not been good with losing you. Intentional, counting syll- ables, words stuck in Saturday, I touch my bel- ly, remembering you exist- ed here

Copyright © | Year Posted 2016




Post Comments

Poetrysoup is an environment of encouragement and growth so only provide specific positive comments that indicate what you appreciate about the poem.

Please Login to post a comment

A comment has not been posted for this poem. Encourage a poet by being the first to comment.