Trying to think about loss

(two from Nancy Hanks)

The loss of Harry Grimes

The loss of my mama last year

the coming loss of my daddy

and my brother and me and you

Somehow I am grateful for this loss

without loss we don’t move forward

without loss we don’t gain

We’re building a new way of being

On a dark creepy dingy dirty path with lots of muck and mire

We’re pitching a new game

Pitching in a new game

Creating the game

Trying to make a way forward

Plowing new fields

New Fields

New Doctor Fields

 

We’ve built a crazy patchwork quilt

Hopefully

Others will keep patching and quilting

Quilting and patching

Hopefully

Thank you for all you have done and are doing and will do through others

2 thoughts on “Trying to think about loss

  1. thank you Hanks! Gayle

    On Tue, Apr 21, 2020 at 4:12 PM poems for friends wrote:

    > hkresky posted: “(two from Nancy Hanks) The loss of Harry Grimes The loss > of my mama last year the coming loss of my daddy and my brother and me and > you Somehow I am grateful for this loss without loss we don’t move forward > without loss we don’t gain We’re building a new ” >

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