Years of companionship, adventure, striving for understanding
two souls grew together.
The initial natural attraction
maturing over the years into deep and lasting love
creating a shared identity.
We imagined we were in the indian summer of our years.
Dreams of an undefined future
hand in hand
abruptly ended when one was taken too soon.
That loss brings tears.
Born of feelings too deep
for language to express.
But there is another, equally painful loss:
the identity shared as a couple.
Replaced by a new reality,
grappling to reinvent day to day living.
A solo act
where once there was sharing and collaboration.
This second loss does not evoke healing tears.
Only frustration and longing for companionship
as life’s experiences and challenges arise
to be faced alone.
Life is not a single play
uninterrupted by twists of fate.
The loss of my life partner
brought down a final curtain.
A new play must be written.
Just as our life as a couple
evolved over months and years
my new identity
must evolve at its own, measured pace.
My first task…
finding closure and understanding,
celebrating our past,
integrating it into who I will be
as I begin to rebuild my life
on the foundation we built together.
© Copyright 2015, M. Linsk, with love