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by Anne Mikusinski

Grief and loss

The melancholy twins

Travel together

Foggy background with a leafless tree and an autumnal tree in the forwground.
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Due to lack

Of other companions.

They tolerate


Complement each other


Based on their joint impact

Of those they visit.


They linger

Their hosts

Too deep in sadness

To ask for their departure.

Not yet, they say

Not yet.


Black and white photo of the author, Anne Mikusinski.
Anne Mikusinski

Anne Mikusinski has always been in love with words, whether they have been read or spoken aloud. She has been writing poems and short stories since she was seven years old. Her influences range from Dylan Thomas and Sylvia Plath to David Byrne and Nick Cave. She hopes that someday, her writing will be as much of an influence on someone as these writers have been on her.

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