Russ Rickey

a year of death and apathy


disturb moment 

how to catch forgiveness

snapshot moments wont tell this story

language fails 

last breath of water

of air

of old age

memories of breath past


clouds of neurons fail to fire

or fail altogether

crush of bone and blood


or a simple slip

not between words 

but worlds

how to say goodbye 

to those already gone

memory memoirs memoriams

so many missed

shoreline against coast

clouds on horizon

dendrite maps 

sun rises after sun set