Grief

They talk about grief
It comes in stages

Denial. Anger. Bargaining. Acceptance

But do they talk about
The stabbing pain
In your heart?

Do they mention
How hard it is to trust again?
How fearful you feel
Of falling in love

Giving your heart away again?

Do they talk about the hollowness
That you feel in the depths of your soul?

Do they tell you what it feels like
To feel so broken inside
All you want to do
Is curl up under the covers

Do they tell you about
Hiding?

How you try to hide from
Your pain. Your grief. Your aloneness.

How you try to hide from

Others.

Because they can’t see how
Sad you really are.

You don’t want to scare them
Or overwhelm them

They talk about grief, but

Do they talk about your heart

And how long it takes for it
To heal?