Wafting In An Abyss – Freestyle Poem

Jilly’s 28 Days Of Unreason Poetry – Day 8

Write a poem inspired by this quote:

“So I sit on the edge, wagging my feet above the abyss”  – Jim Harrison – from Bridge / Dead Man’s Float

Wafting In An Abyss

Wafting in an abyss
of grief, loss, tears,
oh the unending tears
that are never complete

The daily silence of
a precious life no longer here
tis a deafening silence
aching for it to end

The forgetful moments when
the loss is almost forgotten
then comes the clash of reality
a precious life no longer here

And once again the loud silence
the bellowing ache of “if only”
I could hold you just one more time
drowning in a tsunami of tears…

But life has taught me that
this abyss will not last
and a day, a future day
soon will come my way

And I will rise to sit on the edge
wagging my feet above
the abyss of loss and grief
grateful to have loved and lost

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