In light of the events of the past month, I have written a poem underlining the emotions associated with loss. Everyone's experience with loss is different, so I hope, if nothing else, this can maybe shed some light on the processes of the human brain.

Stages

the five stages of grief -

denialangerbargainingdepressionacceptance

many many meals

on

many many wheels

the doorstep always

afoot

the door creaks in

the door creaks out

i breathe in

i don't breathe out

depressionbargainingdenialacceptancanger

a brain like a scrambled egg

eggs like a broken heart

hearts like a brain

beating life out of us

certain words lose meaning

acceptancedenialbargainingangerdepression

wearehereforyou

imsorryforyourloss


i feel

Nothing