Then Sunset

look and see
before it 
goes away.

the sun is best 
just moments
before the sky
goes dark.

she tells me
when it hurts
so very badly.

i see so little,
but i try to help,
but am helpless.

my sorrow is
her pain must
be hers alone.

i cannot feel it,
though it 
tortures me,
 
because i know 
she is in pain,

and i care.

the sun is best 
just moments
before the sky
goes dark.

6 thoughts on “Then Sunset

    1. Deeply empathetic words, too.

      = I believe that they are based – at least partly – on your real life experience of witnessing another’s distress.

      This witness practice, which has its own costs, is a gift to cherish.

      Thank you for sharing your own vulnerability in this process. I am mved deeply.

      May you all be well; may we find an easing of pain by witnessing one other and being witnessed, compassionately.

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