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red love heart christmas


When we hurt,

grief wants nothing more

than to light a candle

and sit with us

in our keening.


If we look it in the eye

we’ll see

its soft depth

as it holds us tenderly

to the flame.


And when we’re ready

we’ll hold it in return

and watch the spiral

of warm smoke

rise to the sky.



© 2018  Betty Hayes Albright 


Photo from Pixabay


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