Words Between Love and Grief

feb3.2014 006I asked for breathing room.

Grief said, no.

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Grief folds my heart,

abandons it on the kitchen table.

I do not recognize this different kind of love.

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My heart is sad.  I love it anyways.

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My heart moved next door.

It says it’s not coming back.

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I thought there was no cost to loving so well and completely.

I stand corrected.

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Let my heart rest.

It’s been trying so hard to stay in love.

Let my heart rest.

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