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March 3, 2013

Grief Song

Sitting in blankets, wrapped tightly… being held.
Praying. Conversating… with Comfort.
His Voice, so tender, in whispers my heart desperately needs.
 
This moment and the ones to come, call for the warmth of a cup of tea
and so I peel off my layers and mingle water with flames.
 
The sounds of her sadness touch my heart and my knowing leads me to follow the pattern of short breaths down the hall to her tears.
A deep exhale. Pause. Staccato inhalations. Repeat.
 
Grief like a song…
 
All I can do is hold her. Just be there. Right there… in the newness of this.
New, like freshly upturned Earth. Cool, moist and ready for planting…
Fertile.
 
White tissue held to eyes now made pools of mourning…
I hold on
We sway… just a little.
The rhythm continues.
Short, short long
Pause
 
Memories as words tumble out here and there
Her life
It’s meaning
The legacy
The Love
 
Ahhh the Love
 
And then the wail of the teapot I forgot
 
Right on cue… from the Greatest Conductor
 
It’s crescendo sang out… filling the house with the cry of my own heart, a sound of surrender from the depths of my soul.
 
The release…
Fire turned down
Heart turned up
 
We will allow ourselves to dance to this
Short, short long
Surrendered souls swaying
to this Grief Song
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