The Small Things

white settee

You are never
truly prepared
for the damage wrought by losing a loved one.
Sometimes, it’s not the grief that nearly destroys you.
I find that I am often overwhelmed by the details.
By the silence,
starkly reminding
me of their absence.
I am burdened
with disbelief that
all the little funny moments
of my day
have to be shared with other people.
That our old inside jokes
don’t evoke the same laughter with others.
Loss stops you in your tracks
with even the smallest realizations.
Reminding you
how really lucky
you used to be.


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