Every Silver Lining

Making the shift before dawn, terrible
news confirmed. White coats ring a doomsday bell
and everyone breaks down and cries. The fight,
the lake, even the clouds gleam silver light.

Pragmatic, slow-cooking big slabs of meat,
the dying and the living still must eat.
Placing ferns out to catch this misty rain
before they come to cheer the house again.

I consult the death doulas, that special few
who graciously share their unique juju.
We’re reaching the transition when each breath
slow and calm may release her to sweet death.

Inspired by: Terrible, Pragmatic and Juju.

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Victoria Stuart

I'm a poet, philosopher and inner seeker. A giver, lover and a healer who studies the heart.

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