Go Forward Stumbling

taken yesterday: what's left of last year's hydrangea
what’s left of last year’s hydrangea blooms in the midst of new spring growth


We try to live gracefully
and at peace with our imagined deaths but in truth we go forward
stumbling, afraid of the dark,
of the cold, and of the great overwhelming
loneliness of being last.

~Maxine Kumin from “Death, Etc.”
she passed away at age 88 in February 2014

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