H.Buff Herr Thank you grief

by MB Podell
(NYC)

thank you grief
for leading me to atheism
for granting me rage and regret
thank you grief
for terrifying me
for disavowing me of the courage i thought i had
thank you grief
for giving me sleep 18 hours a day
and then again for not letting me get any rest at all
thank you grief
for my remose
for my incessant weeping
thank you grief
for my new identity
for showing me the meaning of exquisite pain
thank you grief
for allowing me to become what id always hidden
for making joy tremble and pale
thank you grief
for dancing with me when no one else would
for your companionship (a constant toothache)

poor grief no one remembers to thank you

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