“Your absence has gone through me
Like thread through a needle.
Everything I do is stitched with its color.”

–W.S. Merwin


4 thoughts on “Separation

    1. bradjordahl Post author

      I dunno about “ow,” K. I see it as a positive poem. The color doesn’t need to be gloomiest black. And even then the depressing bruise colored memories are important to have.

      1. bradjordahl Post author

        Ow can be beautiful. With time anyway.

        I read it with my dad in mind. His death, though obviously sad, was a positive influence on my life and actions afterward. I hate to say it, but the death of a parent may be one of the best things for a person’s development.

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