Grief is so powerful. So devastating. It can make us feel powerless, even useless.
I intentionally structured this poem as a simple, short vignette and attempted to capture those feelings with the garden metaphor to focus the emotional resonance.
On the other end of the spectrum, I think of Allen Ginsberg’s haunting “Kaddish” for his beloved mother, Naomi. An epic poetic masterpiece. If you have not read it, please allow yourself that opportunity.