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Piece of pain in my pocket

Tomorrow marks three years since Isaiah died.  It is true, time makes a difference.  It doesn’t heal, it becomes more familiar each bout in the ring.  We learn to live with the pain and carry on.  Written back in January 2008.

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In my pocket is a piece of my heart.

It is a good place for it.

Close by to me

within reach.

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This piece is broken from the rest.

Its weight changes

like a piece of wood

burdened with water, it sinks

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deep

into

sorrow.

Too heavy for my pocket

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I pull it out

carefully, but the edges

are too sharp

to hold for long.

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Not for my hands

the pain

cuts my eyes

and into my right.  Tears

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splash concrete.

I place the piece

back in my pocket

and continue working.

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