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Grief: In Stages

Denial
is a steadfast
harpy, whispering
her lies to deceive
the heart

Bargaining
is a sharp tool
that bleeds you dry
with nothing to
replace what it takes

Anger
is a fervid
mistress, flaming
her hot embers
until a fire explodes

Depression
blankets the mind
in a blue mist of
sorrow, wrapping it
in cloistered warmth

Acceptance
is the cool water of
reassurance that pours
into the dark crevice, to
wash the soul anew.
Eerie
Author's Note
Written for “A Set of Five Short Poems” comp.

This is a walk through Elizabeth Kübler-Ross’ five stages of grief.
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