One For Sorrow

One For Sorrow

Our minds have us believe terrible things

calmly convincing us we are not enough

like there is a shortage of oxygen

and not all are worthy of air.

You think I don’t see

how your eyes drain of light

how you speak in riddles

and commit to me keepsakes

in case one of these days

you do it like you say you will

with a telephone goodbye

and shared tears

repeating ‘I love you’ in fierce faith

of its ability to resuscitate.

I will never forget,

up to my ankles in perfect white snow

the bloodcurdling mist of that graveyard

embracing your life

as I waited for those flashing blue lights

watching one lone magpie

fly above the graves

and say more than my words ever will.

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