Where we embrace love,
Grief is as strong as death;
Where we are afflicted with hate,
Gratitude is as strong as death;
loss wished for.
Grief rages against loss,
Yet gratitude lost
can become violently angered,
of present and future
as past’s reincarnate vulnerable pain.
felt in solitary vulnerability.
Gratitude eventually heals
through transparently shared solidarity.
Love is as strong as
mortality’s vulnerable weakness.
as these merge into one healing face
of gratitude for co-relational gain
more than mere absence of pain.
Earth-inhabiting resonant life,
as strong as