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Delighted now

Or should I say,


After your ashes spread,

I scattered

away from the sun.

Artificial indoor light

bulbs burning all night long

through the winter

after you had gone.

Spring 2006 came on

like a dirty rat

revealing everyone's bliss,

my empty, messy lot.

I didn't want to look,

didn't have the right lens,

needed a box with a pinhole

to take in the brightness

shining off the more fortunate.


Delighted now

Or should I say


Years of energy preserving

left me flickering on and off

high and low

desperately working the bellows

until, willing to be still,

accepting less warmth, less everything

I invited in emptiness.


Delighted now

Or I can say


by your new love

that I stare at open-eyed

not believing

we will always be happy

always be here

always be healthy

always be alive.


Delighted now

I say: Relit, Reignited, Revived,



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Comment by Alive & Mortal on March 6, 2011 at 3:46am
Comment by Jill on March 5, 2011 at 11:52am
Thanks Marly.

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