On Anniversaries You Wish Were Not

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tonight I was saved by fireflies
their glow
the flash of light
on
off
slowed my breath
and the choking tears
reminded me
my heart still beats
even though
yours has stopped

(I miss you so, brother, my Eagle Scout, beacon in the dark woods)

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About Julie Ayers

Seasoned apocaloptimist, keen admirer of well-placed words, fierce mama bear of extra special children, black belt hugger, and advocate for a fashion rebellion which elevates the most human of hearts to socially acceptable outerwear.

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