here with you

A poem for the grieving

Jael R. Bakari
Feb 15, 2022

the phantom of grief

grips the heart

with iron hands

demanding stillness

until pain becomes

an all consuming moment


“Why did you leave me?”

no answer

will ever satiate the longing

for return

nor the hope to wake

from what should be a bad dream

but in the quiet

between wails and sighs

a still whisper echoes

in the distance

“i’m always here,

by your side”

Jael R. Bakari

I write and speak about the shit that keeps me up at night. 4️⃣🖤🐑