the trail of a family becoming

Tears first.

No, don’t even try to explain it.

No, don’t tell me who or what understands.

No, don’t give me inspiring spiritual insights, your damn observation of life,

Or what you are going to do about it.

Let me grieve.

Let me mourn.

Tears first.

Pain first.

Join me if you want.

But at least,

give me that.