SITTING SHIVA

The sitting of  Shiva
is a tribal right
performed with Kaddish
and coffeecake.
The mourning is harder
for the adult child,
for the now severed bond
grows with time
and not distance,
and there comes a point
where the loss
invokes your mortality.
Tonight we all speak
of the departed
off on a journey
we never expect to take.

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