The Longest Night (For Parents of a Child Who Has Died) by Rabbi Rachel Barenblat
For Phyllis and Michael Sommer
We all tell ourselves stories
about grief to come.
Anticipating the dark
we think, how can I live
without the sun I turn toward?
We wrest what gifts we can
from the dying days.
One morning we wake
and the doorway we most dreaded
is behind us.
The ice may not recede
for months to come
but day by day
may there be more light.
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