If I had to count the number of times in my life
where I endured true tragedy in the loss
of a loved one
whether it be a family member or friend
It is the number that comes with the peace sign.
Perhaps it’s because I haven’t suffered enough tragedy
but there’s a part of me that bizarrely feels like
I am a complete pansy when it comes to dealing with loss
like I shouldn’t be so emotional about it and buck up
or something to that rough-edged degree.
But then again,
there is no true way to cope with tragedy
and at the very least,
I need to work hard to turn this moment of grief
into a moment of celebration
for the particular individual
and the gift they gave
with being that wonderful unique being that they are.
It’s easier said than done though.