Grief is Everywhere

It catches my breath
her strand of hair
Sparkling silver amulets
tinkling the necklace I wear
Tiny kitten in the road
death is so unfair!
Three pages of obituaries
beneath the vegetables I pare
Shocking movie endings 
catch me unaware
Keepsake boxes opened
free Chanel to the air
End of life papers
I must repair
Daily disease casualty
still hunting for the cure
Another tragedy in the news
just too damn un-rare
Shopping receipts crumpled
recordings of your fare
Shoes tossed out
now you walk on air
And your fast food toy
squeaks peek-a-choo
Are you there?

Grief. Is. Everywhere.

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What are your grief triggers? After some time has passed, have your reactions changed or softened? Feel free to share in the comment section.



Monica Sword

Monica Sword is an aspiring author and artist living a deeply heartfelt life. Following the early death of three family members, including her daughter, she struggled to balance home and work life. Once she discovered how to apply her conscientious and high-achieving personality to honor her passions, be mindful of her emotional reactions and focus on self-care, she developed a creative mindset that produces her most meaningful life work. On her website,, Monica inspires and encourages others to honor their heart and soul in mindful ways.