Kate

Sat, Jan. 28th, 2017 08:12 am
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Kate's second memorial is today. I won't be attending, for a whole variety of reasons. I wrote this instead.


Kate has gone to sleep
The lasting rest, that silence
present even in a ringing crowd—
a place she’d never choose to be—

But for when she’s weaving
yarn or words or steps
in patterns seen and heard and felt
—the rush of air that brushes by
when swinging round a square—
A rush like time and love and friendship
that lasting rush, sweet dance
Years and breaths and patterns long

Kate has gone to sleep
a place she didn’t choose to be
An empty space, a silence
in a dancing square

She’s still there dancing
in time and love and silence
holding hands and laughing
Quiet smile
and rest

Date: Sat, Jan. 28th, 2017 04:22 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] joycemocha.livejournal.com
I won't be there because, well, schedules and 350 miles away. Thank you for sharing the poem--lovely and so, so, Kate.

Date: Sun, Jan. 29th, 2017 04:08 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] madrobins
Someone played a recording of you reading this to the crowd. So you were present.

Date: Sun, Jan. 29th, 2017 04:50 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] scarlettina.livejournal.com
That was [livejournal.com profile] allanh. I didn't know you'd be there!

Date: Sun, Jan. 29th, 2017 08:52 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] herself_nyc
That's beautiful.

Date: Mon, Jan. 30th, 2017 05:28 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kate-schaefer.livejournal.com
It was good to hear your voice (I typoed "heart your voice" and considered leaving it) and see pictures of you with Kate at Disneyland yesterday. Thank you for recording the poem and sending it along.

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