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October 10–Day Ten #OctPoWriMo October 10, 2017

October 10, 2017

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October 10

Why won’t the warm October breeze
release my grief as easily as it
dispelled last night’s chill?

Why can’t I laugh
as the hummingbird rants
to retain its right to three nectar feeders?

Why only a brief smile
as finches jockey for thistle seed
while pairs of Monarchs spiral ?

Alone on the deck I return
to this day
seven years ago
shattered serenity
hope, hospital
eleven days later
his death by nursing home

Yet still I surrender to October’s power
hold sacred time suspended
before the inevitable grief

8 Comments
  1. Beautiful images and profound sadness.

  2. Seems like some sad haunting song playing … Giving sadness n calmness all at one gi.

  3. The profound feeling of loss comes through, Barb. This struck me:
    “Yet still I surrender to October’s power
    hold sacred time suspended
    before the inevitable grief…”

    We attempt to go on, don’t we. Thank you. xoA

  4. Carrie Danielson permalink

    Another good one! I recognize that sadness we both share.

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