The Grief (Originally Untitled) – Written February 2017 (Aged 42)

The Grief

i realised today
that grief,
is not, ‘one size fits all’
that loss,
is not a common call
it is a person
and me here
with my mum at my side
remembering me
grief has different tides
loss grows,
in different ways
shared gestures
provide some of the framework
it is personal hurt
the personal view
the experiences you own
that mean everything to you

James Garratt – February 2017

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