I’m reading “A Widow’s Story: A Memoir,
Experienced and written by Joyce Carol Oates.
On my Kindle I have samples from other authors
Who have devoted time to write about their personal loss.
Last week I sat beside Tuvia
Breathing relief that we had dodged
But I’m thirsty to know more
From those who come before me.
I’m reading and walking with them.
Last week we missed a wedding in Cessaria
Tomorrow we will miss a funeral in Israel
A dear friend,
Who finally faded away
After a year of hard fighting.
This morning Eileen
Called to catch me up on her news of
Cancer lurking in her lungs.
Will my loss research help me
Live through my own eventual losses?