no longer inhabitants


A lit Yahrtzeit candle, a candle that is lit o...
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we aren’t heartbroken
whatever you decide won’t leave us


we bear no grief
whatever you do won’t leave us
slipping off door handles
unable to turn

we understand no celebration
hanging pine and cinnamon
scented wreathes

crawl like a baby
stand upright
light a candle

no longer inhabitants but
guests waiting

for light to invite us
like a holiday visitor




One comment

  1. Maryann Iaria · December 11, 2009

    Dear Terri:
    Thank you so much for my birthday e-mail.
    I pray you and your family have a great Christmas and
    Happy New Year.

    Your Hurrying Hoosier – mama-mia,

    I am lighting a candle for you.


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