echoes of grief

I open the door to my empty apartment

I ask the walls, “How long does sadness last?”

There is no answer except the echoes of my wailing

Echoes of my grief

How long does grief last?

The goodbye of a loved one will last a lifetime

Who’s lifetime though?

The rays from the sun setting create a pattern on the floor

I long to lay in that warmth

The cold floor reminds me of the sadness that lives in my bones

Heaviness I haven’t felt in so long

Heaviness that causes me to catch my breath

Like when the winter temperatures sneak up your back

Winter is a time for grieving

Cold, darkness with no hope of warmth and light

How long will this sadness last?

There is no answer.

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