Bitterness

My poem, Bitterness, is in the current issue of Nixes Mate Review. From? Who knows.

I got a letter
from you
yesterday.

Handwritten
in your slanted
script

which leaned
so far right
it seemed

ready
to make
a break for it.

I thought
it strange
to get 

a letter from
the grave,
but you were

always
breaking
new ground.

I considered –
perhaps a map
of your buried 

fortune?
Some advice
from your

perch
of wisdom
on fulfilling 

my life?
I burned it
unopened

and added
the ash
to your urn.

In spring
I will scatter
your

ashes
in four
desolate

spots
in the far
woods

for fear
you might
reconstitute.

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1 Response to Bitterness

  1. maryrohrerdann says:

    another fine poem, Steve. You know just how to blend the light and the dark. Love the lines “you were always breaking new ground.” And of course, the ending.
    m

    Mary Rohrer-Dann

    “Tell me, what is it you plan to do
    with your one wild and precious life?”

    Mary Oliver “The Summer Day”

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