O Grief, O murky presence

O Grief

O murky presence

making liars of us with every

“I’m just fine”.

O Impending Loss,

plunging hearts already on the brink

into a dark abyss of waiting

for the otherside.

O Memory,

of goodness and loyalty

of hard work and positivity…..

we sit and wait

as tears accumulate

while we know not what to do.


~ a prayer at the near end of a friend’s life