Imponderables by Dianna Vagianos Armentrout

 

Imponderables

—for Jeanette or henry

 

Tuesday in homeopathy class

“imponderable” remedies

 

moonlight blue

sun

 

I want to take

luna 200c

to feel the waves more,

come and go with my grandmother

 

Thursday I hear

that you are gone

 

all smiles, good soul

you took yourself away

 

transparent you

transparent me

 

       where did the veil go?

 

laugh at us

as we try to understand

 

mercy, moonlight, madness

 

my heart, my heart, my heart

 

my feet wet in all this rain

 

—Dianna Vagianos Armentrout

 

Dianna Vagianos Armentrout is a published writer, teacher, workshop facilitator and poetry therapist. She is the author of Walking the Labyrinth of My Heart: A Journey of Pregnancy, Grief and Newborn Death.  You can contact Dianna at www.diannavagianos.com and labyrinthofmyheart@gmail.com.

This poem was originally published in The Vermont Literary Review Summer/Fall 2009, Volume XI, Number 1 and also featured in Making Peace with Suicide: A Book of Hope, Understanding and Comfort (2015).

 

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