it will not burn you

I’m honored to be published on Glow again. Witnessing grief doesn’t have to be uncomfortable or embarrassing. Grief is just part of love, of life, of living.

http://www.glowinthewoods.com/blog/2020/3/3/it-will-not-burn-you

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can you sit with me? can you touch this love?
(it will not burn you)

you call it grief
you think it’s madness
when i throw matches into the wind
and expect them to catch fire

but i assure you it is not

it is just part of how i’m human now
after the most human part of me was reassembled
(to carry a soul, to learn to carry death)

clues about her life
and the life she was going to lead
appear to me while i am grocery shopping
or playing catch with the boys
or listening to my heart moan on
about dandelions that will never fly

it’s such a wretched world to live in sometimes

so can you sit with me? can you touch this love?
(it will not burn you)

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