with your heart breaking
You are right
it fucking sucks
that people die
it is utterly devastating
that you will never see Gramps again
and that he is slipping from your memory.
It is beyond tragic that one day
you will not be be able to hold me
or tell me you love me most
right to my face.
It would be so delicious if time could stop
and none of us would ever die
but in those tears of yours
you are healing a little girl
one who was pushed away
told to go back to bed
and that everything was just fine.
Holding you in your breaking places
she can finally fall apart
picking you up from the edges
she heals a deep wound
your tears mix with hers
as both of you lament
the most horrific truth of living
it always ends in death
while simultaneously celebrating
another truth of living
love matters most.
This is profoundly beautiful, sweet friend.