YOU DON’T JUST LOSE SOMEONE ONCE
You lose them over and over,
sometimes many times a day.
When the loss, is momentarily forgotten,
Fresh waves of grief as the realisation hits home, that they are gone.
creeps up, and attacks you from behind.
You don’t just lose someone once,
you lose them every time you open your eyes to a new dawn, and as you awaken, so does your memory,
so does the jolting bolt of lightning that rips into your heart, they are gone.
Losing someone is a journey, not a one-off.
There is no end to the loss, there is only a learned skill on how to stay afloat,
when it washes over.
Be kind to those who are sailing this stormy sea,
they have a journey ahead of them,
and a daily shock to the system each time they realise, they are gone,
You don’t just lose someone once, you lose them every day,
for a lifetime.