Death in its many forms

It's shocking

It's painful

It's the naked representation of us all

It lays us bare

It is a new beginning

It seems like the end

Death walks amongst us all

Picking and choosing

Taking and leading

We give ourselves over to Her willingly

Or not so willingly and leave a

Mangled mess of emotion and


As the loss of one of us washes over

Everyone who knew us and

Everyone who cared for us