Monday, April 27, 2009

Catching Up

There's a purposeful walking

To the outskirts!

And thereafter

His simple insistence on sleeping

(Completely unadorned.)


I started this poem on Saturday, but I got distracted by the weather and gardening and birds and whatnot. I was going to finish it today, but incredibly sad news arrived this a.m. My Aunt Kathy took her life last night. I'll simply say that she was one of the kindest women I've ever known and I'm heartbroken.

11 comments:

ctm said...

my condolences, Charmi.

Talia said...

So sorry to hear that news. You have my sympathy.

Rachel said...

I'm so sorry, Charmi. Is there anything I can do?

Charmi said...

Thanks, everyone. I wish there was something to be done, but there isn't.

Mark said...

My family lost someone this way as well, a few years ago. It's not the kind of thing a person can make sense of.

I'm sorry for your loss, Charmi.

Charmi said...

Thanks, Mark. I'm sorry to hear this has happened to you, also.

No one in my family is particularly asking why, but still the loss is tremendous.

greg rappleye said...

Very sorry to hear this.

All the best.

naoko fujimoto said...

Charmi, I am sorry to hear the news also... Peace, nf.

Busstogate said...

My sorrow is expressed.

Charmi said...

Thanks so much, everyone. It means a lot to me.

Jennifer said...

I'm so sorry. I like to think that when one life ends there was a baby born somewhere with them inside. Wierd, but it's my way of dealing.