Heavy unbearably heavy
Weighing down your limbs
Pressing down your lids
Laying across your chest
When you know you must to get up and do all the things that need to be done
Light incredibly light
Light as a sun faded photograph
Light enough to slip into a pocket and be carried everywhere
Light as the paper band the hospital taped around your wrist on the last day you see your dad
Light enough to still be felt after it is cut away.
So true! After some time, you will also say that it seems like forever and it seems like just yesterday. I’m so sorry for your loss.
Thank you for the thoughtful comment. It has been rough.