Spurned

mourning

our silent baby

our hospital room

together

~

to say good-bye

I asked for a blessing

from a man of faith

~

no soothing

comfort

just guilt

for not practicing

~

you could be anybody

our church

doesn’t know you

~

I have engraved your name on the palms of my hands

~

insincerity

grudgingly

walking through

a ritual

~

forgive me father

I know not

what I do

~

Spurned

My Nephew’s Drawing

a four year old

my sister’s son

~

binary logic doesn’t

have all the answers

~

yes / no

sunny / rainy

~

tell me about

your drawing

~

it is a car

sunny and rainy at the same time

sometimes this happens

~

we are never too young / too old

to keep loving

to keep learning from

each other

~

thank you imagination

sometimes I wonder

about you

~

Car Sunny Raining