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

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