Thursday, September 1, 2011

Finding Sorrow a Home

You wanted your ashes scattered
Over a river far away
We crossed the miles
We took you there
We honored your wishes
Set the dust of your body and soul free
Felt it fall through our fingers
And into the water
Watched it float away

But now, where do we go
Where is our touchstone
How do we find you
To grieve, to cry,
To wonder aloud in a quiet place
Where you are and how you are

Where do we go
To express the depths of our pain
Or share the details of our lives
Where do we go to find you
When we have no place on solid ground
No grave, no marker
No place to give our sorrow a home

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