How Does Your Garden Grow

Lavendar
Canary yellow
Sage
Turquoise
Rose
soothe me from their place on the wall

Twelve pages of serenity escort me through the year
of empty home and empty arms

I orphaned live flowers after the funeral
choosing instead everlasting silk

I could not watch another life die in my home

Paper printed flowers framing paper square days
walk me through anniversaries of firsts:

Tooth
Haircut
Smile
Laugh

Casket
Headstone
Memorial service

First hole dug in his mother’s heart

so deep

unfillable

Keep digging

until

daylight

Daylight to ignite the dry leaves and grasses in my heart’s garden

Burst into flames
showering everyone with sparks
of fire blossoms

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April 13, 2017 · 5:01 pm

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