Bereavement is derived from ‘rievers’

those border bandits in Britain who terrorized and killed citizens

my grief continues to steal time

but who is more stealthy?

death or its afterthought

if death comes as a thief in the night

Then what is its wingman?

is grief the more charming criminal?

lingering, quiet

The companion to a life in limbo

2 thoughts on “Rievers

    1. Thanks so much! Your observation is spot-on. I just discovered a few days ago the etymology of the word bereavement and thought of highwaymen. I am so grateful for your feedback.

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