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Grief-stricken: an .@ImageCurve #haibun

woman with teary eyes crying

Mira cries. She opens her arms and holds them out toward me. I envelop her. Feel her chest heave with the staccato beat of a carpenter’s hammering. Listen to her muffled sobs.

All I can do is hold her. Reassure her that she’s not alone as a lifetime’s grief swallows her.

damp collar
grasshopper songs
fade in the cold

Photo by Luis Galvez on Unsplash

first published in Image Curve, April 9, 2020

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