Finding the Gifts in Grief

© Matthew Word Bain

a lone light shining
on a relic of another era
a poignant picture
of a night filled
with premonitions
as yet unrecognizable
portents of loss and grief

simultaneously seeds
of new connection

on this night
I flip the coin of grief
to its other side of praise
and bask in the memories
of grace and laughter,
beauty and love
magnified somehow
through their very loss