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GRACE

Trauma is caused by grief
The loss of one you love
Or a love


Grace died before she was born
In her mother's belly
And I sung to her corpse
As we held her in the birthing pool
And I loved because I knew her
And all she'd done

And we put her in a shoe box
In the tiny clothes we'd bought
And slept four nights beside her
While her outsides and my insides
Became hard and cold

And I buried that box
These twenty years or so
And hated myself
That I hadn't saved her
And I should have saved her

And I've punished myself
Everyday ever since
And seen her in every eye
And hand I've tried to hold

And I'm sorry to those I hurt
In my blind rage and guilt
And those that I blamed
In my shame

Now it's time to look again
And see what Love made
Where Love had gone
For I have loved
And lived to write these words
whale
Written by whale
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