Frailties

The first time he came apart

he left us all at once and forever

only sneaking back to collect

his things while we were away.

Slowly we gathered him up

one marriage, one grandchild, one

funeral at a time he came

together again in a new way.

Now he leaves us bit by bit

One hip, one knee,

one phrase, one memory

and try as we may

we can not keep him together.

Karyn J. Powers

30 November 2007

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Comment by jKathleen on January 28, 2008 at 1:35pm
Truly, heavy piece. so many places to go with that one.
Comment by L. Y. Canthrope on December 12, 2007 at 11:41pm
What an interesting piece for someone that looks so young. No doubt that I will be absorbed by this all day.

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