Posted by: Ron DuBour | March 22, 2017

Reminder~by Paul F. Lenzi





“Vanishing Point” by Michael Lang

news of death unexpected

a colleague from heydays

a merciless storm of old

memories lashes the mind

heaving clouds come to clash

with a violence that bleakens

the internal sky sending bolts

of electrical sorrow to strike

at the heart halt its beat

for a moment of painful

arrhythmic condolence

a permanent brand left behind

one more lesion to join all the

other memorial burn marks

that uglify tremulous skin

of a pulsing organic affinity

weathered and wearied by loss

bradycardic by tenebrous time

spirit woeful and indolent

wary of clocks trying hard

to remember the chimes of a

friendship now come to its end

news of death unexpected

recurring reminder that hours

and heartbeats diminish

with increasing speed

in approach of their

time and space




  1. thank you for sharing my poem with your readers

    • most welcome always!!!

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