pinch and a punch

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on the first day of the month
we flipped all calendars in sight
and one on the sitting room wall
brought but a moment’s flicker
as the floral display exchanged
my father’s now absent voice replayed
his botanic wit and joy displayed
what then was a random comment
during our regular video calls
but now no longer to be so
in another couple of months
shall mark the first year of his passing
a pinch it was of a fond memory
a punch in the gut of new reality 

◄ commit to pen

tongue in cheek ►


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Red Brick Keshner

Sat 4th Feb 2023 01:01

Thanks Hélène we as a generation need to learn and grow in the art of grieving and closure. At least that is a thought. That imagery quite presented itself when dad used to comment on the calendar photos during our facetime video calls.

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Fri 3rd Feb 2023 16:02

Yes, that punch in the gut. Captures grief, parental love, loss; love the calendar imagery.

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