Every Wednesday

Every Wednesday, I will post something about grief. Sometimes it will be a reflection on an aspect of grief’s landscape. Now and then I will share from my own journey of grief, because in the sharing of our stories we find strength and build a community of people that support one another.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Grief Is Not a Carrot



Grief is not a carrot
you eat.
It’s not a cuddly koala
you hug.

It’s a desolate wilderness
of thistles and shadows,
memories that burn in bonfires
to ash.
                                   
It’s the wolf that stands
on your throat,
stares into your eyes
as it devours your heart.

You wait in darkness,
abandoned,
until a wren sings

in the stillness of dawn.

2 comments:

  1. I love these lines:
    "You wait in darkness,
    abandoned,
    until a wren sings

    in the stillness of dawn."

    Thank you and be well.

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