To What We Lost – Lois Perch Villemaire
An amazing homage to grief in this stunning poem by Lois Perch Villemaire. Like honey to tea, her words bring a sweetness to the bitter.
Bottom of My Heart
First published by Truth Serum Press, Glow Vol. 6
The bottom of my heart is crowded.
It’s where condolences wait to be shared.
Where love for my family resides.
Where I feel emptiness for
Special ones lost,
Who will never be forgotten
Where there are empty spaces
Where regrets weigh heavy
Even though I forgive myself.
Where optimistic faith nests
When the world is in turmoil.
Continuing to believe
Words I heard as a child,
“Everything will be all right.”
Where memories glow,
Preserving my parents
Forever, reflecting the best of times.
Where feelings are buried,
Bubbling up when least expected.
Where I find the inspiration to write,
Excavating to the very bottom,
Searching the deepest cavern,
Making certain it can expand.
Lois Perch Villemaire lives in Annapolis, MD. She writes poetry, flash fiction and memoir. Her work has appeared in Potato Soup Journal, FewerThan500, The Drabble, Pen-in-Hand, Flora Fiction, North of Oxford, Flash Frontier, and in Glow Vol. 6 Truth Serum Press.
She blogs for annapolisdiscovered.com