Tag: memories

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Slinki Extra Wide I, Gallery Bistro, Port Moody, British Columbia, Canada

Loss ~ Pic and a Word Challenge #199

From time to time we lose
People, places and things
We love

In the absence
Recollections induce the bittersweet
With time, perhaps, becoming less bitter than sweet

Losses lightened
By the moments, words and images
We’ve captured

The joys once lived
Remain in our memories
And in our hearts

In the empty spaces
Something new, perhaps
Something new to love

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Barbed Wire, Digitally Manipulated Photograph, Scoured Granite, Athabasca Glacier, Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada

Barbwire and Corn

Headlights play
Over barbwire and corn
And I remember a bus driver
On the long way around
During spring semester
All our windows closed
His open wide while he
Takes deep nasal breaths

“Ahhh!”
He theatrically intones
Before another whistling breath
“Smell that fresh air!”
Musky dung beyond barbwire
Making us gag
As we pass his home
In a small development
Surrounded by farmer’s fields
“Mr. Abbott!” sang the chorus