Monday, February 13, 2012

Body Blow

Sorrowful news,
long forestalled,
still hits like
body blow, stuns,
slows reflexes,
speeds thoughts,
pounds in head.
Fear, empathy,
transmute into
physical pain.
Easier to suffer
a migraine than
to get my arms
around your death
closing in now.


  1. This really hits hard in heart and gut, Victoria. I can only imagine what it feels like to have death closing in on you or to watch it happening. Either position is heartbreaking. Hugs to you and yours.

  2. Heart wrenching news Victoria. So very hard all around. The cost of love and having people to love in your life. I know that doesn't help to think about at this time though. Hugs

  3. Powerful, sorrowful poem, situation. You are such a poet.