Grief

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An emotion so elusive
scholars strive to corral
grief into a neat progression
of five steps

Laughable — when not
encapsulated by perpetual mourning

floating

clinging to any hope
to ground you

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Poet, lawyer, disability advocate, wheelchair rider. Published in SFWP, Poetry for Ukraine, Scribes Micro Fiction, Wordgathering. Pushcart Prize nominee.

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Mary Keating

Mary Keating

Poet, lawyer, disability advocate, wheelchair rider. Published in SFWP, Poetry for Ukraine, Scribes Micro Fiction, Wordgathering. Pushcart Prize nominee.

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