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OTOLITHS

A MAGAZINE OF MANY E-THINGS
 
ISSN 1833-623X

20201206

Vera Constantineau


Times Like These

times like these 
the urge to call home 
to listen to mother 
launch a story 
that would often take
hours to get through
overwhelms

sometimes it would be
the ones of dad
sometimes her 
memories of 
her grandparents
passed on like 
a gift that
gave and gave
of itself

like my mother
who gave of her self
with tales of other times
filling up empty spaces
pushing out loneliness
in times like these



Less and More

weighs 
less than 
a sparrow
this ache 
yet so much
more than 
the stone
that marks 
the grave