“No System for Grief” by Kimberly Grey

You were in the world and. More
slowly now I am

so fasted now so. Long
it’s been without
you, if you ever read this
you were what. I was dreaming of

this welt, to know
it before. It comes like love
I loved your

empty spaces,

saved them a little
like. The sea
it’s dying, believe me,
long ago today

I was. Fond of saying time is
just wandering away, love,

you heard me once say

I am the lost shiny thing

you were. Designed for
this decade, jumped hoops to get me

and picture it, got through
but not this I’m not through
and. I will not miss this big sadness or.

How I heard your body break into such.

Fragments toward what. Bewilder meant.

“No System for Grief” by Kimberly Grey, originally published in Linebreak

2 thoughts on ““No System for Grief” by Kimberly Grey

    1. Anthony, hi! I’m so glad you commented on Kimberly’s poem, it’s one of my favorites.
      On a personal note, I have mad respect for you, Anthony! You’re definitely one of my trailblazers and inspirations. Your blog and “Lifesaving Poems” saw me through some of my darkest days after losing my mom and finding sobriety way back in 2011. So I thank you for your work and for your comment, too. 🙂 -Christy

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