Your Old Sweaty Shirt

sweaty tshirtThat’s the last thing you wore

that held your warm body close

It was the last thing before

your heart and pressure slowed

A cloth got to finally hold you

something I never got to do

People say that it was better that way

But I don’t know if that’s quite true

I hold your once sweaty t-shirt

drenched now with my own tears

and try to inhale what’s left of you

As it fades from all the years

 © Kait King, 2015

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  3. Kait, once the firsts are out there and done it gets easier to remember the good times and, although the pain never goes away you can bear it a lot more. Sorry for your loss but always remember that you have friends who are here to help you when you need us xoxo

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    • I’m so sorry you’re having to get through this hellish time right now – one foot in front of the other is often all you can do. Sometimes it takes a while for things to feel like they’re ever going to get better – and sometimes that is true, but what does happen, is things do change and the hurt shifts to another place and just that change alone can be the break you need to cope again. Hang in there, you’re in my thoughts and sending you strength.

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        • Yeah- it’s not easy – I’ve just done the first lot of anniversary stuff this last year…it’s not like you need anniversary’s – you will never forget, you don’t need the dates in your diary like birthdays – you see it looming like a thunder-head, loud and clear – if that’s even possible when it’s so ever-present any way…really feel for you – and if you need a stranger to hear you, I’m only a few digital impressions away 🙂 It will get better – like an EKG, time seems to shrink and expand and slowly the peaks and troughs become less squashed together and even out a bit, not so many troughs but a few flat-lines at times – take care 🙂

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        • Yeah- it’s not easy – I’ve just done the first lot of anniversary stuff this last year…it’s not like you need anniversary’s really – you will never forget, you don’t need the dates in your diary like birthdays – you see it looming like a thunder-head, loud and clear – if that’s even possible when it’s so ever-present any way…really feel for you – and if you need a stranger to hear you, I’m only a few digital impressions away 🙂

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