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Katarzyna Dziewiecien’s beautiful photograph graced our center spread. Want to see it in print? Order a copy today.

The Visitor

Discomfort marked Charlene’s visits to Mrs. Harley; her need to change this bitter, forgotten woman approaching her death sent Charlene adrift, thinking after that one passage about Good Works requiring suffering. She’ll ask Father when they regroup. Mrs. Harley reached…

Walls

Back in the room, I change into pajamas. I refuse to wear the hospital gown, even if I have a good excuse. I mean, I did just have a baby. Whatever, you were only six months pregnant. She wasn’t even…

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Rebekah Stallard shared pieces from her art journal. This one spoke to us as we worked on the print edition. Let me whisper again & again & again…

Loss

My leg aches moans the old woman rubbing the void. Phantom pain proves real enough for her, loss of limb shocking nerve and tissue a fit subject for grief despite prevention which requires pruning gangrenous blight. What was there is…

Dad Died

When I was little, Dad would get into the car and say, “Let’s get lost.” “OK,” I’d shout, sitting up in the front seat next to Dad, where kids were allowed back then, no seat belts required. At each intersection…

The Wonder of Pain and Possibility

  Janet Ruffin’s drawing for “The Wonder of Pain and Possibility” appeared in the print edition of Volume Two of Grief. Click on the image to see a larger version of the drawing or the final assemblage.

I Drag His Death After Me

I drag his death after me, its details a kind of communion, taking him in day after day, him becoming my body, my blood, I becoming his, we are co-mingled in a way that would not be allowed if he…

Sea of Love

It begins to play in the grocery store. I pause, surrounded by produce, to wipe tears telling myself to pull it together. 6 years past, but the feelings are no duller than that day in the parking lot. When I…