the empress

Grief is the empress of all feeling.
For it is she who draws us to depths never known before.
She summons us to the warm veil we’ve lived behind for who knows how long,
And secures us in this residing place without knowledge of the next.
Grief promises to transform us,
For a heart that has broken many times learns the rhythms of life well,
Carving away a braveness that risks loving at all costs.
Let your heart shatter into smithereens at loss.
Let yourself miss them, long for them,
Wrap yourself around never seeing them as they were again.
All of your tears create a wake that celebrates their life.
The empress promises that whomever goes down will rise again.
Fall to your knees and know, you will see more clearly soon.

Photo Credit: Lebe Art

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