Monday, January 12, 2015

Please


“all that was 
taken
from me 
is still here.”
--Nayyirah Waheed, “root | immortal”


Please
Please if you know someone grieving
Ask her
What does it feel like?
She might tell you

Please
Please if you know someone grieving
Listen
Listen to the answer
Like a dark hole I’ve fallen into

Please
Please if you know someone grieving
Let him cry
For as long as he needs
Tears are the tunnel to pass through

Please
Please if you know someone grieving
Ask, Listen, Let
There is no greater gift
Nothing better you can do

“when I am lost
touch the back of my water
and 
i will return.”
--Nayyirah Waheed, salt

6 comments:

  1. holy.
    this is holy ground and holy speak.
    for the most holiest of all, grief.
    xo

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    1. Your witness is weighty, in the most sacred way possible. Thank you.

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  2. Thank you for sharing so generously, Angela.
    xo

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  3. i missed this while i was on vacation...I'm going to print this, and bring this into the center to give to the adults who facilitate and for the adults we come to hold space for. i learn so much from you. thank you for being this glorious and gracious teacher.

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    1. Your words cut straight to my heart. Thank you, friend. For everything.

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