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December 29, 2010

My brilliant poet friend wrote this

Filed under: Uncategorized — by accessahut @ 1:05 pm

THIS HOUSE YOU SHARED

i.m.: MaJe Kindschuh, 1958-2010

Three hundred square feet–like a small garage–
This house you shared throughout her final weeks,
Rebuilt to suit her cancer, plainly speaks
Of days each labored breath consumed an age.
Save for the love that lingers here, a cage
Is scarcely more confining; memory seeks
Oxygen tanks and walkers; longing leaks
Into each vacant corner, turns the page.
And yet her paintings, vibrant on these walls,
Proclaim a spirit never really gone;
A snow-white daffodil no doubt recalls
Spring’s promise like a distant clarion;
Oblivious to grief’s persistent squalls,
The potted amaryllis soldier on.

Robert Lavett Smith, 2010

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