Words For Loss – poem
For Those Who Have Died Through Covid
My loss is but one loss
as expendable as an exhalation.
I try not to think in terms
but imagine loss as a boat
bobbing about ready for departure
in a busy harbour
alongside so many other boats.
In truth, I feel much further out already
or far underground, with words
for loss impossible to mine,
whilst above me
five million extraordinary stars.