Grief finds you

Just when you think

you're free

when you think

you've buried it completely

or washed it away

or cursed it off

or sang through it

in joyous revelation.

Grief finds you

when you think

it's been too long

it's gone for good

when you think

you've adjusted

to the hand you've been dealt.

Grief finds you

turns your up

upside down

piercing deeply

into your core.

Grief finds you

shakes you

YOU 

the unshakable

and now

you can't stop

shaking.

Grief finds you 

hugs you 

holds you 

cries with you

embraces your darkness

like an old friend.

Grief finds you

lifts you

through the mud

and murky waves

above it all

into the light

breathing now

together

inseparable.

You

and Grief

can not 

be made strangers 

again.

And only

in this truth

the water 

of your life

becomes still

clear 

quiet

spacious

and only then

may love

and light

return. 

~Jessica McKimmie

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