Just After the Last Vestige of Grief Goes Missing

the morning light will reveal
the windows to be in need of cleaning

a ritual phrase — first things first —  said while grinding coffee
will be said

the kitchen will be puttered about
a few dishes in the sink will be cleaned by hand and left
to be air dried
a small pad of paper used to make shopping lists
will not be located in the junk drawer
so window cleaner will be jotted down on the back on envelope
and after the a couple of moments
light bulbs

that the coffee has turned cold
will be of no matter

Just After the Last Vestige of Grief Goes Missing

19 thoughts on “Just After the Last Vestige of Grief Goes Missing

  1. tmezpoetry says:

    This really takes a few visuals and makes them into monuments clearly capturing the scene of grief, a numb, lonely movements in open spaces. It tugged at my heart, how I know it.

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