Marina, this is beautiful. I realized last night that I've been in a bit of a grief-avoidance phase the last few months. I've been soaking in the quiet, slow life I longed for when I was run-run-running before COVID times hit.
Yet, there are many, many sadnesses that I've pushed down or back. A wave of almost-tears greeted me last night.
It is art and poetry like yours that will help the collective, humanity- process the grief part of what we are living through.