in case of loss

(…) , poet Phillippa Yaa De Villiers posted yesterday on Social Media, as if she knew: that we face loss this summer, we breathe absence and we touch the cold cheek of our beloved again and again to affirm the unbelievable; we stroke the hair while searching for the difference. As if she knew, the poet wrote:


In case of loss

In case of loss please return
to your bed. Sit quietly
and let the void 
swallow you up.
Do not attempt to replace
the irreplaceable.


And she knows.


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