At dVerse Lisa is hosting Poetics with an invitation to write a poem choosing one of the five stages of grief by Elizabeth Kubler-Ross – denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance. I have chosen denial.
dVerse Poets – Poetics – Small Change or Big Bucks
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“The worst lies are the lies we tell ourselves. We live in denial of what we do, even what we think. We do this because we are afraid.” Richard Bach
Some Other Time? Let's not talk about it now,
perhaps I'll feel like it tomorrow,
but, wait, Adele wants to come for lunch,
perhaps we should invite James too, and
what about Liz and Barry, this is good,
just like the old days, what do you think?
Did you get the call from Frank about
the painting, no, well I've been thinking about
what we said about redecorating, maybe
the soft blues and creams, or maybe not,
how about you? You seem unsure, have
you changed your mind?
Fay wanted to know how I was, so thoughtful,
and I thanked her for the book, which I read,
of course, you know the one, so helpful, I think
I'm doing well just keeping busy and not dwelling
on the grief. I think I'll go back to work in a couple
of days, I miss it. What? You're very quiet?
More wine, no, well just a little for me then,
I do love this place, do you remember when,
and the words freeze in my mouth, and suddenly
the tears well up in my eyes, tears I have been
holding back, beginning to flow like a winter
creek across my memories.
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