i felt something catch in my throat,
a sudden surge of sadness that caught me
unaware. it almost
managed to take my breath away.
that was the thing;
you never got used to it. you never got used to the idea of
someone being gone. just when you think it's okay,
and you think you've accepted it, someone points it out to
you, and it hits you all over again, and it's
just as shocking as the first time.