The pang that lingers as reality bites
Mornings open to inspection
Of the belly ache. Someone forgotten
The distance. Forced and unnatural
Of the worry
The children not cherished
Of fragile safety nets undone
And inevitable loss
Of love for kin held close
And the hollow of their absence
Of soul friends
The warmth of their knowing
Of energy sent and received
Of being blessed
Of hitting the reset button
For the chance to begin again.
Caroline Farrell is a writer and filmmaker from Dublin.
Would love to teach that poem in my secondary school english class.