April Cerise, In Memoriam
faintly algae
July 2014
we, of course, took the family photos
that were put out with the trash.
in the end, we had pieces of the puzzle,
but no matter how
we put them together,
gaps remained--
oddly shaped emptiness
mapped by what surrounded them,
like countries we couldn't name.

what lingered after them was not life,
but the most trivial list
of mundane facts.

--jeffrey eugenides,
virgin suicides

jaded are nightmares
that come to life.

sometimes, old ghosts
come back to haunt.
what a better place
than within one's head?...

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