things that cannot die

the Scotti and Kelly kids

the Kelly and Frank kids (LOVE)

 

Things That Cannot Die
by Paige Riehl
A spoon in a cup of tea.
Letters in yellow envelopes,
the way a hand pushed lines
into the soft paper.
Morning laughter.
A white shirt draped
over her chair.
An open window. The air.
Call of one blackbird.
Silence of another.
November. Summer.
My love for you, I say.
My love for you infinity
times a million, my son says.
Sounds of piano notes
as they rest in treetops.
The road from here to there.
Grief, that floating, lost swan.
 
“Things That Cannot Die” by Paige Riehl from Suspension. © Terrapin Books, 2018.

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