Grief Journeys


Loss and pains.
though just part of living…
set us apart,
others didn’t understand.
But we knew. We just knew. 

We wrapped ourselves 
in each other’s griefs,
grateful to need no explanations,, 
understanding without words;
afraid of more losses
(can I go through that again?) 
resisting pain, 
change and the unknown.

In the beginning,
both of us feeling unreal, unworthy,
our pasts full of brutality, but
bathed in Grace at last.
 
Similar stories,
shared at a safe distance, 
until we touched
and became lovers,
hungry to find
comforts,
fiercely grasping life
in both hands,
life through passion
and caring. 

And now….
Not sure what comes next, 
just knowing that 
we were transformed
with an unbreakable bond.
Someday,
Looking back from our
futures,
Whatever we have done
will seem inevitable,
to those strangers
who we
yearn to become.
Who we will be.