Prepared For Loss by Sandra Bounds

They knew his passing would be soon.
She struggled to ready her heart for loss,
the loss of husband, lover, and best friend,
but when that moment came, her grief
was monstrous and complex.
Her heart ached, and her knees seemed too weak
to bear such heavy hurt..
Constant sorrow mangled her spirit.
It was as if all those she had ever loved
had died at one time