She was anticipating it - grief,
She remembered the last time,
the searing suffering,
and expected the same, again;
inside she knew
that their time together was almost done.
But no, no,
She was wrong, very wrong,
grief changes and is new every time;
it was different,
but still distressing,
the sadness was more heartrending, more harrowing,
Now …. this time …. she grieved them both.
Miriam Colleran lives in Kildare in Ireland with her two daughters and their two doggies. She is a doctor working in hospice and palliative medicine, plays the Irish harp and is learning about poetry.