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A Month to Grieve

Posted on October 9, 2012 at 11:00 PM

i had to have

a month 

to grieve.

wild things,

calm things,

my things -

each taken 

away.

it has been a year 

of pain -

of hurt -

of loss.


my heart one day

ran away.


she hid beneath

the hedge.

sighing, weeping.


there was no feeling

for a month.


and then 

it came to me -

like the scent of

fresh-peeled orange

on a warm 

summer wind.


my heart!

as i sat beneth

the cedar,

i watched the

tears throw

outward into the dark

and pass beyond

vast distant stars -


i melted into my earth,

pulled vines over my eyes,

and slept.

and slept - 

for a month of heart-grieving,

and an eternity 

of dreams.


derb for 9/11 (10/9/12)


Categories: Heart Dances

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Reply rosamund23
10:39 AM on October 15, 2012 
I am not quite sure how to respond. It is so sad and so personal. It makes me want to reach out and give you a hug and tell you all will be well.