When grief catches up to you.

One day

the grief will catch up to you.

Be kind to it

and to yourself.

Allow it to do what it always needed to do —

to embrace you,

and for you to feel it.

Even when it feels like death.

For it is in weeping that we feel

the soft touch of something like a friend

lamenting with us,

protesting with us,

— being with us —

in the shadows

so that we may

once again

step out

into the cloud of unknowing

knowing that we are held

and have space to hold

whatever it is we wish to let go.

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