Jiminy Cricket

and there you are, churning the soft earth
where we buried you
with all the dignity
we could muster

Jiminy Cricket wore your shoes for a while,
but your footsteps were too hard to follow —
so he missed a step &
got back on track,
for better or worse

I am sorry you are still lost —
but there is nothing left to say
when all the answers
are ash & bone
& broken, too.

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2 thoughts on “Jiminy Cricket

  1. I absolutely LOVE the first stanza and in the last one “when all the answers are ash and bone…” Wow! I also love the title of your blog “another wandering soul”.

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