Sharon’s dog and the author’s pal. Also greatly missed.
So many Covid casualties as well. Please don’t add to the empty beds.
For Patricia Fiske – Copper today and gold forever – and for everyone who fits into your empty hugs.
Patricia Fiske sings Stormy Weather – August 6th, 2020
16 years later, her friends are still holding the “Colours of Tiltan” annual memorial swim meet.
With the last house at your back
and the last dog in the last yard
tired of barking
Still standing and still staring
at a line posing as horizon
The warmth and wounds of love
drying in the wind
Knowing that the world
is indeed flat
That you are only one
step from the edge
And that you will
EGGSHELLS NEED LOVE TOO
Lately I’ve been feeling so empty
and more fragile than ever before
Everything that I believed in is gone
Desperate I turn
my jagged edges to the world
Step on me
with sensitive feet you will be sorry
with lumbering boots, I will be crushed