Poem – “Emptier Words than its Page” – Grief Poetry – 10/29/2022

To those stirrings looking across from
a space between your vacant eyes,

I see what you have done, as I
compare where you have come from,
with losing sides becoming unified,
before the entire arrangement

is realized as a glance’s entry
from two stories never closed,
while you try to go, following from
where Heaven never knows.

I burn your bandages, trace your scars
like ink to a fallen petal,
though you’ll face away from me
to see another victim
within some distant mirror.

Criss-cross your sadness within those
who were never leaving that space
within that chair, always vacant
like the summer that was never drowned
around where you were crowned.

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