Saturday, March 11, 2017

ALS Still Sucks

This post is part of the Slice of Life March Challenge hosted by Two Writing Teachers.
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over a flannel shirt
red and black plaid
Long strides
ahead of me

Long, long spaces
of silence
And then the question.
Always just the right question
to get to the heart
Often on a drive

too many to even recall
let alone capture.

Four years,
at times unfathomable
at least for us mortals
left on earth.


  1. Wow. That was a powerful poem, ending with such a powerful and haunting last line. This one will stay with me for a while.

  2. Such a powerful poem. Thank you for sharing this piece of yourself.

  3. Wow! So sorry for your loss. This poem packs in a lot of love and sadness.

  4. This gets to the heart of your memory beautifully. We had a friend who suffered from ALS. Yes, it sucks! I'm sorry for your loss.

  5. This is absolutely beautiful! It brought tears to my eyes as I read it. My son's baseball coach also suffered from ALS. It was inconceivable that such a thing could happen. I'm sorry for your loss.