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    Autumn Sky Poetry DAILY is delighted to announce the following poems have been nominated for inclusion in 2024’s Best of the Net anthology: Flight Path by Laura RodleyThe Sonnet by Ed HackRailway Station, Bendery, Moldova by Tovli SimiryanBaptism by Greg WatsonMaking Up by Larina WarnockAll the best stories are true by Julia Klatt Singer —read more—

All the best stories are true by Julia Klatt Singer

All the best stories are true

I dreamed my grandmother and my mother
in my grandmother s kitchen, circa 1976,

When all I knew of grief
was the lifeless body of a sparrow, so cool

and light in my hand. I dreamed I saw them
through the kitchen window. Watched them

at the sink, washing and rinsing and laughing
together. I dreamed the window glass

soft with heat and light. I dreamed
the blue black winter sky

I am under now. I dreamed I opened
her heavy front door, heard the give and sigh

of it. I dreamed it let me and the cold
and the darkness in, even with

her keys in the inside lock. I heard them clink
together. All those keys

for doors that no longer
exist.

by Julia Klatt Singer

Editor’s Note: This beautiful ode to memory shows the softer side of grief that is still painful, but also necessary.

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One response to “All the best stories are true by Julia Klatt Singer”

  1. Gloria Heffernan Avatar

    So tender and evocative. Just beautiful.

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