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Old Age: AfterTalk Inspirational 8.22.19

Editor’s Note: this is a poem by Bette Korman, artist, author, poet, museum director, and spiritual entrepreneur. Although it does not directly reference grieving for loved one, it will resonate for widows and widowers of a certain age.  “ Old Age”………. patterns that fall apart and can’t be sewn back together because the fabric has

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How Will I Breathe? AfterTalk Inspirational 8.15.19

How Will I Breathe?   Where did he go, this brother of mine? Strong with his opinions, his voice, his presence.   In his place, a mere shadow, not even a good likeness. And yet, when I look deeply into weary eyes, I see the one who shared my life for all my life.  

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Before he died: Clear-Cut by Chanel Brenner: AfterTalk Inspirational 8.8.19

by Chanel Brenner  It falls from my binder, cherry crayon streaks ripen in sun, LOVE RILEY—   a valentine from my son, three weeks before he died,   cutout paper once a tree, before its felling and reduction to pulp.   I pick up the heart, hold it like a seed I’ll save   to

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Riley is Dead: HardBoiled Eggs by Chanel Brenner: AfterTalk Inspirational 7.25.19

by Chanel Brenner   Riley is dead, and now, I make eggs for his brother, like I used to do for him.   As I boil the water, I remember how Riley loved to shift them in the glass bowl while they cooled, watching light flicker the water,   as if he beheld a world,

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