An Advertisement for Grief

In little measure, perhaps like salt,
Grief makes life bearable.

Sometimes stacked between the unimportant news items of pages 5 and 6;
Sometimes, worn like an ornament, flaunted – unlike loneliness and melancholia – the crown jewel;
Sometimes, a window dressing,
inviting you to take a peek inside my mind,
And find there, sitting pretty, among mold and moth eaten pages – grief.

Of a lost place, a person long gone, a feeling no more – shadows in place of what once was.

You will always find me waiting.

This entry was published on August 26, 2014 at 15:00. It’s filed under Poetry and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

2 thoughts on “An Advertisement for Grief

  1. This one made me think. Grief creates space for me. It opens up my world.

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