griefs evolution

grief doesn’t merely sit
it resides
it burrows
nests
settles in
envelopes

heavy
weighted
ever-present
suffocating my
lightness of being
that it has replaced

once a raw
shocking stranger
now
reluctantly
an accepted
companion

always present
constant
a part of
yet no longer
all of
my being

2 thoughts on “griefs evolution

    1. Thank you. Grief and acceptance of loss is so much cyclical … everyone says two steps forward and one step back but the reality for me has been that many times it one step forward and two or 20 steps back. I thought people lied when they said it gets better; and better isn’t what it gets. Ever. I have gotten better at living with it.

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