elegy (20171129)

i pass through a cold spot
the paranormal experts
tell me this is a sign
some formerly corporeal being

is absorbing energy because
it wishes to communicate
or otherwise engage
with a world of mucus-leaking
sacks of wobbly flesh

who’s a good boy?

i don’t discourage the flickers
at the edge of my vision
the sound of jangled tags
the clacking of long toenails

happy to ride a bus
i’ll get off only when they make me
without a known destination


lately i gaze
out the window at a soft horizon
and feel the need for heaven

25 thoughts on “elegy (20171129)”

  1. Holy crap, my friend. I just tried to read this aloud to my family (my kids love all things paranormal), but couldn’t, because I was too choked up. This is so raw and wonderful. Just. Wow. I’m sorry for your pain, but in a way grateful that you don’t discourage the signs of Bodhi’s lingering, because it yielded this magnificently moving tribute.

    1. Thank you. I had to let this one come out slowly. I’ve been having some trouble writing lately but this one just came out.

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