Grief

A funeral procession passed by today.

The flowers spelled a different name
But the grief I felt was just the same.

You can’t just read Smoke Gets In Your Eyes,
wave your copy around as you tell everyone
that death is just a part of life –
something that will happen to all of us.

There’s no papering over the sadness,
piecing together the parts of you left
or pretending a memory’s enough.

Be as rational as you like but

the pain

goes

on.

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