The Uniqueness of Loss

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"Do you miss him?"

They always ask.

But to miss a stranger

is a terrible task.


"I know it's hard."

No, you don't.

To me, your sympathy

is your way to gloat.


"Do you miss him?"

They ask again.

To lose a stranger is easier

than to lose a friend.


Because of this,

I hate the rules of etiquette.

Your uncomfortable inquiries 

are NOT a conversation prerequisite.


What you cannot, will not, should not know;

is the never ending depths of darkness

the absence of one man will let you go.

Created: Mar 01, 2011


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