Always

amywink October 27th, 2017

Always
on the approach of Stacey’s birthday, October 31.

I am surprised by
grief this morning
and not at all surprised
in the closing days of
her October.
I’d promised her
I would be okay,
moving toward
those things we both
understood I am
meant to do.
And mostly that is true
and often more beautifully
true than I ever imagined
possible as so much
joy keeps returning
after the long sacrifice
she helped me finish,
but grief remains
a presence through
this second year
and though she is
always with me,
she is also
always
always
gone.

2 Responses to “Always”

  1. Brendaon 27 Oct 2017 at 5:47 am

    What a beautiful way to handle one of those pop-up moments of grief!

  2. Nancy Johnsonon 27 Oct 2017 at 1:43 pm

    Beautifully said. After 13 years, I still awake to those feelings, sometimes unexpectedly.

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