Conflicting Emotions

Cascading spa-colored fabric

That ruffles down, extenuating their figures

lightly brushing against the

Silver strapped heels


An argument about a morphine drip

That soothes pain and yet,

Simultaneously, steals away what

Precious little time remains


Teardrop necklaces that rest

Perfectly between the collar bones

Kissing their skin right above

V-shaped necklines


Caregivers that do their best to

Give care where they can and warning

Where they cannot, whispering,

“Prepare yourself for the end.”


The family and friends who murmur

“Congratulations on your Engagement”

and “Our Condolences” on your grandfather’s health

In the same sentence.


A man that loves me with all his heart

And a man who showed me what love is


The best


The worst

Memories occurring

Side by side.



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13 thoughts on “Conflicting Emotions”

      1. Absolutely! I’m sorry things are so hard and mixed up right now. I’ll be thinking about you. Hang in there! I’m a big believer of beautiful things coming out of difficult times. Kind of like the rainbow after the storm. Hold on to that hope.

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  1. I just saw this on Instagram and left there to come here with tears in my eyes. Tears of sorrow for your loss, yet tears of joy at reading such powerful and beautiful poetry. I have said it before… You are a remarkably talented poet! We don’t get to choose what memories come or when. All we can do is embrace them, the good and the bad. Hugs & Love dear friend. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.

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