love and loss

love and loss

love and loss

as hosts, guests,
tandem cohorts intent
on drawing salty trails
in a warm lake breeze

joy at thoughts,
moments no longer
attainable, present
held close for the future

family, friends here
and gone from us,
present still in a moment,
theirs as much
as our own

hearts will gather
never letting go of
what they want,
tears or not

A day of celebration and remembrance.
Image: Photo of Presque Isle Lighthouse, Erie, Pennsylvania (edited)

14 thoughts on “love and loss

  1. Your poem is beautiful, ‘ drawing salty trails , in a warm lake breeze ‘ . Says it all. So calm and with such acceptance.
    “present still in a moment,
    theirs as much
    as our own”
    How true you speak, I do feel I understand, at least I feel how it touches me.:)
    miriam

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    • Thank you.
      Presque Isle has been a favorite place of mine for years, and then ours. We chose it, traveled there, for our wedding so that a dear friend could be part of the day. He’s gone from us, but he was in our hearts that day.

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