Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Slice of Life - A Juxtaposition

  I love participating in Slice of Life, started by Two Writing Teachers and writing a story, reflection, or musing at least once a week.

A Juxtaposition

May is not be a month for Death.
So unwelcome,
he comes anyway.
Low and hovering
under the tyranny
of a bright blue sky
 of rainbow tulips and irises
scythe and hood.


  1. Those last four lines are especially powerful. Thinking of you.....

    1. Thanks, Tara. One of my best friends died three years ago this month (I sliced about him in March), and so when May comes around, I think about him a lot. Also, I got a text from another best friend whose husband's cousin just died, and I got to thinking again how May seems an especially cruel for death - spring should mean renewal, life, new beginnings. Anyway, this poem just came out.

  2. I don't know if you've had a loss, Holly, but sorry if you have. This reminds me of those very mixed-up feelings when a death comes at any time. Well said!

  3. Death never comes at a good time, but you are so right about it coming in spring and the meaning of spring. Obviously he was too young to be taken from this world. Wishing you a "rainbow of tulips and irises" today.

  4. I felt the emotion behind these words. What a thought provoking poem. Thank you for sharing it today.

  5. Holly, These are such powerful words! I'm sorry for your loss. Thinking of you!!