Death, Empathy, Gratitude, Journeys, Judaism, Pain, People

A Light

She was a light, on the day of my darkness,

when I crawled into the cavern, her temple, hoping

to find clarity, or at least, some peace

for the morning, if not forever, and

she found me, in the dark. Looked at me.

Saw me. Saw my pain.

And asked, gently, if I wanted to share it.

She heard me with the ears of a friend and

responded with the wisdom of a sage and

helped me heal, that day.

For that alone, I will lay

a stone on her gravesite.

For that alone, I will never forget.

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Endings and Beginning

A time of endings led
to the new beginning of you.
Of me. Of us. Of our family.
Of missing you
when I’m not home
for dinner or
hoping that you’ll
roll over and cuddle me
in your sleep, as
you so often do, because
I love your dreamy loving arms
and I thank my God everyday
for those endings.
For every broken heart endured.
In clarity with pain,
I see your light.

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On the other side
from the other end
the perspective shifts
turns upended and
what was certain
seemed clear and defined
turns blurry from
this new vantage
darkness shifting
in my own heart
to see more clearly
into yours.
Can you
forgive me for
my sins that drowned
your safe harbor, turned
surety into doubt?
Turns out I
loosed the demons
pride and passion
after all.

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“A thirty day cleanse!
Thirty days to a new you!”
A thinner you, a trimmer you,
a you better able to pull
the rest of the world in
and bend it to your liking.

No, that’s not
the cleanse I need.
I need a cleanse
to push the world out.
Mark my boundaries clearly
and pull my energy inwards.
Save my love for myself,
my children, my homes,
and focus on healing
my heart
without you
without anyone
to muddy my clarity
and drain my soul.

“Thirty days to
a brand new you!”
I’ll take a brand new me,
without you, at all.

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It’s quiet in
my head today
and colder in
my heart
which means,
it’s over.
You’ve blocked me
moved on, and
my words helped,
it was so clear
that what I want
and what you want
are worlds apart.
No overlap.
No confusion.
Clearly, not
meant to be
after all.

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Third Eye

I miss your third eye
most of all
those moments
when we entwined and
our third eyes found
in each other
locked together
magnetically sealed
into one and
you gazed into
the window of my soul
and named me beautiful
in your sight.
I know that’s why
you push me away
won’t see me again.
You’ll fall into
my beautiful spell
all the questions
in your heart pouring
out, your third eye
revealing who you are
who you could be
in my arms.
But what brings the fear
the icy spike throbbing
is what you see in
my third eye.
All my answers.
Always yes.

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I still see you, but
it’s through clear glass now
no longer
in your currents,
with your unconscious,
you’re on the other side
of the windowpane
where I can see
your triumphs
and cheer or
your failings
and ache but
where I can’t touch you
and you can’t hurt me