Ginny, Ginger, Warm Biscuit
1998 – 2013
From Mary Chapin Carpenter’s Learning the World . . .
Grief rides quietly on the passenger side
unwanted company on a long long drive . . .
And pushing your empty cart mile after mile
leaves you weeping in the wilderness of the supermarket aisle . . .
And all that you used to know is of no use at all
the same eyes you’ve always had have you walking into walls
And the same heart can’t understand why it’s so hard to feel
what used to be true, what’s now so unreal, but it is and you say . . .
I wish I were the wind so I could blow away.
Grief sits silently on the edge of your bed
It’s closing your eyes, stroking your head
the dear old companion is taking up air
watching you pretend that it’s not really there.
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