Thirteen Years Later

We stand
Around so much ruined soil
Where a stone
Carves out your name.
Marks the place you landed.
And from where
You always seem to rise.

An uneasy rest
You have found in us.
Or more honest:
Founded in us.

Our hearts,
And our heads,
Still orbiting around your absence.
Still mulling over the earth —
Imagining how different
Everything would be
If only you remained;
Instead of him.

When you left us,
Mom,
You were a star.
A supernova.
Scattering us across the sky.

You know…

I’d trade Saturn’s rings
Just to have you back.

One thought on “Thirteen Years Later

  1. James Garcia Jr

    I really like this one. I’m one of those – I must admit – who needs to be reminded why Poetry is important. The one thing, however, I have never needed to be convinced of is when a poem is really good, it’s magic. I’ll be back to check out more.
    Enjoy your Friday.

    -Jim

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