Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Glitter

In October, it will be 3 years since my friend Leigh and her brother Matt were killed in a car crash while coming home from the lake. As the date approaches, I think about them a lot, and usually end up sobbing. Leigh was like a sister to me in my first year, her last year, of high school. She was also a writer. This is for Leigh.

I have written a lot about Leigh and about her & her brother's deaths. Here are the links to the ones that I've put on here: Untitled Poem & True Story


Glitter

I poured glitter
 into my coffee this morning.
I didn’t even notice it
until I had already taken a few sips.
I laughed at myself,
caught up in the moment,
thinking about the glittery flakes
falling down my esophagus
carried by coffee and cream.

An upcoming anniversary is quickly approaching
but instead of crying (again)
that my friend has been gone
for almost 3 years,
I smile
because Leigh would have laughed
at my glitter in my coffee.

11 comments:

  1. not an easy anniversary...had a good friend killed several years ago around thanksgiving in a head on with a drunk driver...day before the holiday...i always think of it then...smiled at the glitter in the coffee...and at how that took you to them....

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    1. I don't think it will it will ever get easier. But thinking of things they would like, and choosing to be happy about those moments, seems to really help. :-)

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  2. Some kind of memories! But surely you guys would have jest yourselves....

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  3. I'm glad the glitter brought a smile with the reminder and not tears. A smile is always, and this is not meant to be a hollow platitude, better than tears. But I do hear glitter is better for you than sugar.

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  4. I wasn't trying to be snide or belittle your grief just trying, like the glitter, to put a smile on your face.

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    1. I definitively understand what you were saying, and I agree that choosing to smile is always better then choosing to cry. And I know that Leigh would agree. :-)

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  5. oh it is tough to lose a friend in an accident... love the glitter... and love that they would've smiled.. hugs..

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  6. so subtle, and sweet... really loved this... tough losing friends... :/

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  7. Oh so sad.. but what good way to remember her with that laughter ... and I'm still curious how it tasted

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