Sadness Has Me…

Stephen Kuusisto, Letters to Borges

Sadness has me like a gavotte—

Music slowing

Not without intention

Which is God

In blood.

I understand.


I’ve another

Few years

With this

Living face.

This morning

My neighbor


Returned books

He’d borrowed

Deep last winter.

Author: skuusisto

Poet, Essayist, Blogger, Journalist, Memoirist, Disability Rights Advocate, Public Speaker, Professor, Syracuse University

One thought on “Sadness Has Me…”

  1. I’m especially struck — moved –by the lines at the end. The lonely neighbor returning books — so simple yet incredibly evocative and powerful.


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