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Grief is tedious work,

not drama,

just dull

droning laundry cycles.

No sooner is one

load done than another

piles up.


the fabric benefits

from repeated washing.

Excess dye is flushed.

Scratch gives way

to smooth becoming

as comfortable as skin.

Rev. Christie Bates, 2011

#grief #writing #thefifthposture

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