What have you lost?
Did you notice the loss right away –
or did an awareness surface slowly?
Maybe the true shape of the loss is just now
coming into focus.
Where does this shape reside in your body?
Are the edges of the hollowed space
Damp? Slick? Ragged?
What kind of song fills the space – who hears it?
What would happen
if you wore the scent of this loss on your skin?
Has someone else gained from your loss?
When you speak of your loss
which herbs and spices fill your mouth?
Who would you feed them to
What has this loss made room for?