Maybe

maybe
there is life for us
after death

maybe
our final breath
is just that
and we only exist
in what we leave behind

maybe
our lives are framed
by love
and legacy

maybe
heaven is a platitude
birthed from a desire to mitigate sorrow
excuse our apathy
and justify loss

“she has gone to a better place”

maybe
that place is here
in stories told around dinner tables
lit candles
and silent tears

maybe
it is in the laughter of children
the hands we held
and people we embraced

maybe
all that continues
all that remains
is beauty
and struggle

maybe
that is enough

 

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