Jay Young Gerard and Lisa Nielsen

Jay Young Gerard
“My Rock and My Redeemer”
Inspiration piece

Loneliness on a Bitter Sunday
By Lisa Nielsen

I, drifted between
gravestones and angel statues,
fingering the carved wings;
my chest stretched by their fluid flutter.
I read the mourners’ devotionals,
testimonies etched to enduring love.

You, stood against a tree
smoking cigarettes,
hovering through the wide expanse
of the buried.
You were still high from brunch, where
I counted your drinks and seethed with resentment.

I’m pretending.


squashed down by knowing.
If I point out what is in front of us,
you’ll be gone.


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  1. Posted March 7, 2019 at 6:29 am | #

    Dear Lisa, my partner for all these years. You ALWAYS dazzle and inspire. You ALWAYS dazzle and respond. Thank you for all of it. You make me a better artist, perhaps. And a better person, for sure.
    Thank you hardly says it.


  2. Posted May 9, 2019 at 9:44 am | #

    What an utterly pleasant surprise to discover that I am not alone.