There was not much left
The closed casket near hollow
Her eyes overflowed

Full of memories
of holding him in her hands
not quite seven pounds

Nothing is harder
than gratitude for such loss
no matter the cause

I won’t act nobly
to assuage your sense of guilt
for failing at peace

M. Zane McClellan

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~ For those who sacrificed loved ones in the name of peace.

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