Loss sometimes tiptoes in,

quietly, just whispers

of something that has gone wrong


it is a raging beast

bringing us

such pain

that it can be hard

to breathe, laugh, talk

Sometimes, our loss

is repairable

sometimes it is not

It can be a loss of a job,

a home, our own health,

a friendship, a romantic relationship,

and sometimes, it can be

the loss of a family member

Loss is not always

about death of someone

but sometimes

it feels like it is

even though the person we love

is alive

Be kind to yourself

and to others

because as we travel

on the road of life,

all of us will

experience losses