small stone 18 – wrong


when i imagine you
leaving this world
i envision the axis of the earth
tilting off-kilter
just a bit, the seasons
altering to fit
into the soundless void
you leave behind

(for james cox)


one single impression
a river of stones


diary – Poem


frantic scribbling
into story, a plea
for words. soon

i will unpad
the lock, twist out
its heart, spread ink

across pages, dry
as a gourd, white
as a scar. here
i will try

not to lie. i carry
you with me, never push
you out
into the world,
never give birth
to these small miseries.

For One Single Impression’s prompt, Notebook.