To Lose A Loved One

To lose a loved one
Is to lose a part of you

To lose a loved one
Is to swallow a living hornet
That tears through your pharynx
Settles on your heart
And keeps gnawing a piece of it
Whenever it feels like

To lose a loved one
Is to lose a love
For each love is unique
And though each person loves differently
No love is impure

To lose a loved one
Is to march into a battlefield
Against monsters and demons
Without a weapon
Without a companion

To lose a loved one
Is to sing a song of pain
That nobody can hear
Except for the winds that carry it

To lose a loved one
Is to shed a tear
Shed a stream, shed a river
Shed an ocean
All in one drop

To lose a loved one
Is to lose a part of you
Permanently

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