I hold them in my palm

The ashes of someone I did not know

I listen to them talk

About the person I did not know

I feel their grief

Over the person I did not know

I am numb

To the loss of someone I did not know

They share

Stories

Laughter

Tears

Love

Sadness

I am apart

Standing there

Holding the ashes

Of someone I did not know

Or will