Lean on You

The solace of friendship– So often threatened. The comfort of others– A cloak of fear keeps apart. So fragile the structures        That buttress all That hold together trust and prevent harm.


This house built of feathers– Oft crushed by the wind. May also be lifted over canyons.

W. H. Auden’s Funeral Blues

  One of my friend’s lost his stepfather today. This year more than one friend had an unexpected death in their family. As I grieve with them I echo the words of Auden, feeling this need to announce losses and pause everything around us. Stop all the clocks, cut off the telephone, Prevent the dog…