For Dad – 11/26/31 – 4/30/09 – You are always missed
like a shadow,
through my days,
wavering as the sun hits me.
Buildings block me;
There is a numbness to grief
that lasts long after other knowledge of loss eases.
It is in my soul
Like I have been separated from what is most basic to me.
There is an ease to grief
if you indulge in it.
let it flood you when it demands a tidal wave
let it be the embrace your heart feels.
I ache with the loss of my father.