a poem: never far gone | your name.

how i never have to blow dust off your name, never

have to search for it, hands over eyes

hiding.

ready or not, here i come.

how it sits there

quietly

on my shoulder all day

smiling

kicking its feet, happy.

and at night

how it curls up in that soft space where neck

meets clavicle.

safe.

how it lives in the light.

how it still

breathes.

ready or not, found you.

— never far gone | your name

© Liezel Graham 2020.

Image by Nick Karvounis

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for my brother daniel, one whole year on.

Image by Nick Karvounis

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