Milestones.

[The absence I miss the most is captured milestones].


 Year one – 11.2013

 First birthday.

I am empty and poured to entirety. I compromise values to ease the pain of uneaten, baby-pink cake and silent nurseries.

I befriend demons.

They take,

and take

and take. I am kidnapped from sanity. I teeter in the waves of grief amidst a pirated ship.

I still haven’t gained my sea legs for such a zealous voyage.

Year two – 11.2014

Left or right handed?

Thirty pounds of body shed –

I wish for the addition of your weight instead.

Sometimes, lightness is captured like Christmas morning’s unwrapping.

And other moments, I still correct my footing;

Knees akimbo – hoping the deep arches of my ballerina feet attach in strength and poise.


For every experience, I wish to take yours instead.

Because I know my greatest adventure will always be you.

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One thought on “Milestones.

  1. I forgot your blog was named “Forever Frayed” when I named mine “Frayed Flowers.” I hope you don’t mind. I thought I was getting it from a quote I’ve always liked by E.O. Wilson, but maybe I got it from you subconsciously. 🙂

    This is a beautiful post; it reads like a poem. I only wish the subject wasn’t tragedy. I wish so you much your daughter were still with us.

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