Poems from within Kim Bateman’s: Crossing the Owl’s Bridge: A Guide for Grieving People Who Still Love

from the page before “The Table of Contents”

 

Note to the Bereaved

More than anything

I wanted to heal you

To dip my hand

Into the icy, raging river

Of your pain

And draw out polished stones

One by one.

K. Augustus (Poem 12, 2015)