A year of loss
A year for loosing
What are these tsunamis of grief
These earthquakes of mourning?
What will they teach us?
And who will be made better?
Will he become a more loving parent, husband, son?
Will she forgive small slights more readily?
As always seems the case
More questions raised than answered
Lord puzzlement reigns over
His eternally lost subjects
And until the very last
Not one of us knows
When my time comes
Will I die in dignity with grace
Or fall screaming into the void?