You all know that feeling

You all know that feeling

First thing in the morning

You open your eyes

Let the day begin

And then you remember

That saddest of things

Sinks in your stomach

Yet the day still begins

That stung realisation

That pain in your heart

You’ll never forget

The loss of that part

That takes your breath away

Rebreaks your heart

Instead of feeling guilty or sad or mad

Think about it hard

Look, look, look

Until it swells and hurts properly

Then say hello

Sadness, pain, suffering, loss

Here you are to greet me

To strengthen me today.

 

© Jennifer Winterburn

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