You think I'm not listening.
You can't feel my hand
on your shoulderblade, my lips
pressed to your forehead
my heart, ground down with yours
into the dust of the earth.
Sweet one, I feel your grief
like a black hole inside my chest
strong enough to swallow galaxies.
I can't lift it from you.
All I can do is cry with you
until I struggle for breath
all I can do is love you
with a force as limitless as gravity,
endless as the uncountable stars.
[E]ndless as the uncountable stars. See Shir Yaakov's Broken-hearted (psalm 147.)