The Burial Of You, Of What Once Was
The frozen winter ground is forcefully dug up in large heaps to make room for his remains.
As pieces of my heart are ripped violently from my chest to make room for the pain.
The gaping hole a reminder of the void he left.
As my heart shatters it also praises God that you're finally at rest.
As the freshly dug dirt settles in around the coffin
I set out to try to settle my life & emotions around my new reality.
Discovering as time passes that it will never be as it was
For awhile the change is painfully obvious, like a raw scar
But as the mound of dirt flattens & returns to normal
I begin to reinvent my new normal.
And as fragile new grass sprouts atop his burial plot
I'm reminded that life goes on and so must I.