The Mourning After

A story by Taylor Mari Samples

People don’t get to mourn anymore. Everyone’s life has a value placed on them disguised in the form of insurance and worth. When we get sick we go to school and to work. When someone dies we might get a day off but then it’s back to whatever bit of normal we have. We go on as if our hearts haven’t just been broken. Cold and sore.

When JFK was shot the world stopped for him.

TVs were washed with his blood and dusted off like tears. Days were established. There were mourning periods, but instead now there’s the next 9 am morning. We learned to deal with life and death the same. Keep looking forward.

Even if you left your heart behind.
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