Closing In

Written for:   Imaginary Gardens with Real Toads
“Touch of Snow”  (posted by Toni)
“Write a Haibun.”

“Write a haibun of 44 – to 150 words of some event in your life – a love gone wrong, birth of a child, a daily walk, a day out of a vacation…anything will work! Remember: haibun are based on a true experience in your life; it is NOT flash fiction.”

With two holidays coming close together this year, I sat down
to create some greeting cards. The beliefs of mixed marriage
couples, I often combine in one card.

I was deeply saddened to realize how many people–family
and friends–I have lost in the past couple of years.
Card lists are well outdated. My circle of support
and love has diminished.

large clearing in woods
was a pleasant place of shade
many trees cut down

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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10 Responses to Closing In

  1. Susie Clevenger says:

    Oh, my list of names is disappearing. The hardest was when I lost my father in January and five weeks later my husband lost his father on my birthday.


  2. Margaret Elizabeth Bednar says:

    … yes, that list is changing isn’t it…. so many lines drawn through…


  3. sanaarizvi says:

    I am so sorry to hear that, Sara 😦


  4. Nice juxtaposition of lost friends and cut-down trees.


  5. Oh … sooner or later that list will get shorter…


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