there’s still love
in death”-

you claimed upon
return
from

realm of all who know
what’s gained
by loss
..

far from land of
this reeling
spirit

who knows only
its cost.

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our family tree
has lost some leaves

from windstorms that
brought old
branches
down,

time to climb to
see how
high

the top can
reach

to touch clear sky
in moments
of grief.

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