My newest adventure is underway. It has lead me to take up residency in a new blog,
Like the Feathers of an Arrow (affectionately known as LFA).

...don't open...don't throw away... is not disappearing completely (not yet),
but postings here will be limited.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

3 Last Call: Does Your Light Still Shine?

Blue Orb
(image by rmp, that's me)
Does Your Light Still Shine?

I've heard it said
a speck of dust floating
at the right moment
in the right light
can cause anomalies
in photographs.

Is it wrong for me
to hope that false?

I have a photo
where this beautiful
blue orb hovers
over my brother's chest
as he guides our nephew
--your grandchild--across
a hay bale mountain.

Is it wrong
for me to hope
it's not a speck of dust?

I stare at that photo
where my finger clicked that
light into digital permanency
and feel the tears surface.
The day before
a convergence of two
events--his birthday and
the day we laid you to rest.

Is it wrong
for me to hope
it not
a speck of dust?

Blue Orb (zoomed in)
(image by rmp, that's me)

This is my offerings for this week's dVerse Poets Pub OpenLinkNight. If you get a chance, check out all of the talented poets who have stepped up into the spotlight.  


  1. dang...when you got to the events that followed my heart constricted a bit...and then again i hope not for you...

  2. Wow. I got the chills. Thank you for sharing this well written poem and this incredible story