Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Lines of Grief

Lines of Grief 

My word processor does not understand poetry –
It just processes –
Green lines and red lines
Striving to auto correct
By predetermined rules;
Calling for clean black letters
On a pure white background.

Some people are like that.
Confronted with devastating news
They say,
“Give me some time to process that.”

Processing is not needed.
Only tears are needed –
And sometimes wailing,
Sometimes shouting.

Processing is dry as a bone.
Tears are wet with life.
Their lines of grief
The only authentic response.

                                                  ~ CK


Photo by Giulio Giacconi (Getty Images)


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