Tag Archives: parental grief

For Dillon: A Birthday Rumination from Dad

03.08.2022 I admit it, Kiddo. I’m not as sharp as I used to be, and neither are my memories of you. The effect of advancing age, I expect — and stubborn self-protection. That said, a few things still cut close … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Seattle, February 2011 (for Dillon, 03.08.1979 — 08.02.2013)

How was I to know then—in the shadow of that red lacquered library, in that misting rain? How was I to know as you sprinted Spring Street that you would never come back to me again— not the onery, flesh … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Dillon by Proxy (in the Coffee Shop) prose poem by @EvryManJac

For my son, Dillon (March 8, 1979–August 2, 2013) ©2020 by Jack A. Urquhart  Yesterday in a coffee shop, in an incidence of unabashed affection, I saw a man lean to plant a kiss atop his preteen son’s head. The … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Returns of the Day, a prose poem by @EvryManJac

          ©2019 by Jack A. Urquhart (for Dillon from Dad) Today is your birthday. You would’ve been forty years old. Forty!  Imagine that. Sometimes I do. I imagine what you might’ve become, And how you could’ve … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Dillon, In No Particular Order, a prose poem by @EvryManJac

          ©2018 by Jack A. Urquhart Here you come ‘round again it’s five years now since you took your leave and still these parceled posts arrive in the present tense mementos of you come home again … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Two Poems, @EvryManJac: There is a Bell; Little Wonder

            There is a Bell ©2018 by Jack A. Urquhart (for Dillon) There is a bell pendulous and rusting heavy in the tower of my still-beating heart Amidst the calmest hour I can hear its … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

I Haven’t Forgotten, prose poem by @evrymanJac

                    Copyright 2017 by Jack A. Urquhart In case you’re wondering, I haven’t forgotten, ‘though it is many years. I haven’t forgotten the way you came howling into the world, red … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

       

Posted on by jaurquhart | 1 Comment

Residue: a prose poem, @EvryManJac

©2016 by Jack A. Urquhart (for D.T.U.) He wears loss ‘round his neck— scintilla of ashes, bone, dust— a steely, encapsulating talisman, storied against his heart. His fingers oil the patina to a shade of smoky-gray. This grief is a … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Mixed Metaphors (prose poem)

              ©2016 by Jack A. Urquhart For Dillon 03.08.1979—08.02.2013 They say being alive is a concatenation of scenes, the sum of which equals a singular human performance. So it is no surprise that since … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment