The cruelest month by Donna Snyder

poetry from the frontera

The cruelest month
In memory of Jesús Guzmán
April winds rage in with a renegade posse of dust,
weather’s bad boys intent on stealing a body’s air.
And one cruel April, Jesús was killed on Easter Monday.
Day after resurrection Sunday, he fell from Jacob’s Ladder.
It was the sudden stop that killed him.
Undoubtedly ¡Ay cabrón! frozen on his lips when he hit the ground,
a tiny blood red rose quivering alone in the wind-blasted dirt.
Jesús killed, an angel fallen from the heavens.
Declared dead on the scene, mad scientists shocked him
until his heart resumed its beat, like all fallen angels
determined to return to lost paradise.
Declared dead at the scene on Easter Monday.
Declared dead in ICU on Tuesday afternoon.
Then on the third day they took away his tubes and wires,
and his heart beat for another hour.

He fought Miss Death until they…

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  • Edward-David Ruiz  On April 10, 2017 at 11:10 am

    Sad, sad, sad…thanks for sharing. e/s

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  • Donna J Snyder  On April 11, 2017 at 12:14 am

    Thank you for sharing this. He was only 44. That was first time I was widowed. Second man was 54. It does not get easier.

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    • pdlyons  On April 11, 2017 at 10:17 am

      out of great pain comes great beauty but no matter how great the beauty the pain does not diminish. my first thoughts on reading your comment. wishing you strength on the journey. Adiosa

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