reminding myself
this isn’t the first sunrise
she didn’t see —
just the first we saw
without her

7 Responses

  1. Frances Ruth Harris Says:

    Grief and joy meet. This reminds us that for every image, every feeling, a mirror image exists.

  2. Barbara A. Taylor Says:

    g'day Jean

    So good. For every sunrise and sunset this resonates with me so well.

    peace and love

  3. Seren Fargo Says:

    Very powerful. I think even just the first three lines can stand alone.

  4. Jer Says:

    Very poignant. Appeared in my email the same day as a memorial service for a close friend. Really captures the duality of life that loss helps us see. Celebrating life while also mourning loss.

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  6. Jean LeBlanc Says:

    Thank you all for your wonderful comments. How I love the big-hearted tinywords community.

  7. seaviewwarrenpoint Says:

    Really lovely.

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