Teardrop

.

Causality is vague

as fog melting

but the stimulating

memory or event

causes a teardrop

to melt down

the face.

.

In public, the eyes

water, warning comes

as a burning sent

from singular pain

born of living too close

to your life.

.

You know the moment

when a teardrop

is forming, and usually

why: a long ago moment

taken that should

have been yours.

.

Death becomes teardrops

at the bedside. Before

the death bed, during

the decline, no clue what

to say or feel.

.

allets

01-22-17

656p

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Author's Notes/Comments: 

for Shahida Danier, my daughter

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