So light, delicate.
But under its weight trees crack.
Roofs collapse. Hearts fail.

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David Bowie

The man who fell to
earth left us too soon, stardust
in Major Tom’s wake.

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January thaw

Sodden ground swampy
a mash of leaves, plants, flowers
once distinct, now soup.

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At 22

You’re gone, leaving class
mates to learn that last lesson:
life can be too short.



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