Sorrow

When Lori cries
the temperature of the air rises
and gains a hint of lilacs.

But the air refuses
to carry the sound of her crying
more than three feet.

Lori is so full of sadness.
Her body tries to empty
that fullness

but her sadness
sends spring flowers
to an unmarked gravesite.

copyright © 2022 Kenneth P. Gurney

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