Grief and I had a walk down memory lane today…
We talked about our first encounter
and how he shattered my world.
Fresh tears fell for those moments long gone.
I reminded grief
how a faint smell, a song, a food, a dream
can all take me back to a moment,
a moment when he wasn’t there.
Grief laughed at me
and said he knew me long before any of my memories;
He had walked my path
and knew what would be,
so he tried to make it easy for me.
He allowed me anger and denial
so that I can reach a moment of peace,
Peace with the simple memories.
I laughed and parted ways with him
as he softly whispered “you can never get rid of me,
I am only a few memories away!”