Study on Loss
after the initial shock of death,
when the light went out of her life,
there came a second shock:
maybe a year, maybe two,
and other cares slowly rushed back into the void.
it is astounding,
it is grotesque,
that nature abhors a vacuum so.
Skin seals, yes.
Canyons fill with rivers and trees.
But his death crippled her heart irreparably,
and she thought it was beyond nature.
We all think we are beyond nature.
But we are nature.
And these words must capture the vacuum,
for life cannot sustain it.