An Alternate Reality

Archive for November, 2015

A Few Definitions

Chatter in my head
hard to know if it matters
so, just ignore it

This elusive thing
that all seek, but few will know
unless found within

when murder is not an option


Yesterday was 27 years of marriage.
Tomorrow is one year since my mother’s death.

We mark anniversary dates as if
they are as significant as the events themselves.

In a way, they are,
as we remember and relive.

But in another way, they aren’t.
We aren’t the same people any more.

Those events, and the time in between
have changed us.

“Like gold, that’s tested in fire.”
We are either stronger, or melted.

So, what do we do with these anniversaries?
We note them. We go on.