Silence settles,
and so does the coffin, 
slowly, leisurely, quietly.
The words of the ritual are repeated:
“So sorry for your loss.”
“So sorry for your loss.”
“So sorry…”

For your loss, 
there are no words,
no spells, no incantations
that will ease the pain 
that settles into your heart
like dust, like silence
settling over the graveyard.