Milk

How much is a child’s hand of sunlight?
Maybe a thimble — how much does it weigh?
Would an ounce of love be enough
to slake a chronic wound? Would a gram
of deceit uncoil it? We lose milk
by the gallon. We lose children
by the mouthful.
We lose children this way.

Image: Jagoda Kondratiuk on Unsplash

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.