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Dealing with Grief


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Her baby was too large
to fit in a shoe box,
skin a delicate pale,
dark around the edges.

She wrapped him in Christmas lights,
put him in the manger
instead of the plastic Jesus,
promised to bury him in the spring.




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Jay Sizemore

Jay Sizemore

Provocative truth teller, author of 19 poetry collections. Cat dad. Dog dad. Currently working from Portland, Oregon. Learn more at:

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