Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Mama Bean misses that goofy giraffe

When a young person dies, it is a theft
of the time they will not now live
of the family they leave
on earth or in ether
of the potential not realized
of all the love they had yet to give
and receive

When a young person dies, there is little comfort
in pain defered
in suffering and disease avoided
(perhaps)
and there it is
the selfishness
we would have them live it all
if it meant they could live
again

When a young person dies, we are weighed down
by sorrow, yes
and new questions
of what is right
and what is enough
what could possibly be
sufficient
for their legacy

When a young person dies, all that love
not lived
comes to us
the living
and we must spend it


recklessly

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