One day, you wake up
And everything doesn’t feel better.
It’s not that all is suddenly okay.
But the load feels a little lighter.
The emptiness doesn’t smother
Your every free moment.
And the grief– it’s still there–
But it doesn’t bring a new tear to your eye.
I haven’t forgotten what happened.
I still miss you.
And tomorrow may be as hard
As every other past day since your loss.
But today, my grief was wrapped
In what some would call peace,
In a transient happiness,
That I know can’t last
But which still reminds me there is more to be.
–Written by Sandy Heights