My friend, I cannot know the depth of
loss you feel when this other part of you
that was wedded in your soul is gone.
All that was this grand life of two as one
is torn away and now is your tender time
to grieve and wonder at the beauty that you had.
Know this, my friend, that in time, once the
sting of loss has softened but not gone, that
the other part of you, this precious partner
that occupied your heart, will be there once
again in the richness of the memories she
bequeathed to you and all the precious ones
that loved her too and feel her loss like you.