Those who have left before us

are unable to look back,

in their wake they leave one trailing hand

a phantom touch

suspended at the edge of time.

We cannot follow, only read

the language of their passage –ย 

finding them again

in the slow descent of a single Autumn leaf,

among the many sighs of the oceanย 

or in the finite beat of our hearts.

A "Day of the Dead" altar located near the Rio Cuale in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.

A “Day of the Dead” altar located near the Rio Cuale in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.


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22 Responses to Passages

  1. Brenda says:

    This is just so beautiful. As I read, I thought of my father whom I still miss every day.

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  2. michnavs says:

    Reading this literally made me think .”.what is my dad doin up there?”

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Shirley Ross says:

    I spend time in the kitchen, is where I feel him most
    his joy of living bouncing off the walls
    In this small galley .
    I miss his guidance, still repeat in my mind
    every word he spoke, precious ,
    Words melted, fusing from steaming pots
    and I know he is close.
    Sometimes I hear a noise , in the galley
    and a picture of him arises from herbs and spices.
    I miss my Dad.

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    • Grandpa was indeed very special! I have lots of good memories – I will never forget the strong scent of cedar in the air as I played beside his beautiful garden! I’m thankful for all the wonderful baking and cooking that you share from spending time in your kitchen with the feeling of him close by.


  4. Shirley Ross says:

    Loved your poem Kim, brought back memories of my Dad.
    Love Mom

    Liked by 2 people

  5. Sonderwriter says:

    Incredible- loved the way u described death in such a way that makes those gone feel alive

    Liked by 1 person

  6. ugetse says:

    Kim, how i love your poetry.. It is so vivid. I can taste every word. Never stop writing . We love your words.

    Liked by 1 person

  7. aaal_YOLLY says:

    Sooooo beautiful! โ˜บโ˜บ

    Liked by 1 person

  8. aaal_YOLLY says:

    I was supposed to say, I’m hoping for more. ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜˜


  9. Your poems are fabulous!!! they are so heartfelt… I m glad, I m reading them

    Liked by 1 person

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