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The Lark

Imperceptible Grief


Photo by Claire Kelly on Unsplash

I mourned you in silence.

I grieved the loss of you
with such elegant stealth
you would have been impressed
if it were a contest
and you were alive.

My palms didn’t even touch
when I prayed.
It took everything to keep
them apart, everything
to appear unaffected…



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Marie Marchand

Marie Marchand


Poet Laureate of Ellensburg, WA. Author of Gifts to the Attentive from Winter Goose Publishing. @mishiepoet