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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