Written for:  Poetic Asides #463 – Write a ten poem.  “The poem could have ten lines, ten syllables, and/or have ten syllables per line. Maybe it’s about the number ten. Or name ten things that you love, hate, or collect. There are probably more than ten ways to come at this prompt. Maybe you’ll find ten poems in the process. “

Dear people passed out of my life this year.
After tears, sense of aloneness filled me
as if parts of me broke off; I am not whole.
Unlike deficiencies in vitamins,
there are no supplements to replace loss.
Pockets in my heart keep memories safe
as they hold pain, sadness, and joys of past.
Another year has ridden the rails, sped
by to make room for a new year, of which
we know nothing about, perhaps a blessing.


About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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