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Friday, 1 November 2019

Change of Address by Dónall Dempsey

You didn’t die
you just changed shape

became invisible
to the naked eye

became this grief

it’s sharpness
more real

than your presence was

before you were separate to me
entire to yourself

now you are
a part of me

you are inside my self

I call you
by your new name

‘Grief…Grief! ‘

although I still call you
‘Love.’

From: Dempsey, Donall, Being Dragged Across the Carpet by the Cat, 2015, Dempsey & Windle: UK, p. 38.
(https://books.google.com.au/books?id=v2tlCwAAQBAJ)

Date: 2013

By: Dónall Dempsey (1956- )