One day darkness invaded her wood
more somber than anyone thought
as it all unfolds unexpectedly
when a beloved leaves too soon.
She grieved the loss a whole afternoon,
produced a dance of orphanhood.
That dance with a circle of light
was the world spinning in motion.
Remembered Heidegger’s words:
We are thrown into this world.
She sparkled light in the darkness
unveiling herself, accepting the loss,
and helped the beloved person move across
the threshold towards the other world.
And so was the dance:
© July 2018 Marta Pombo Sallés