what is grief like? it is like being in an ocean of huge waves and reaching out for something to grasp on to and getting only icey water..
in your grasp,
in your face,
in your lungs
you cannot see
you cannot breathe
you have nothing to grab on

it doesnt matter if it happened yesterday
or a decade ago

the pain can be real
and suffocating

there are no words to help you
there are no words that can make it better

people try to make it better and you end up hating them
or wanting to strangle them

but you know
deep down
you are not alone
and it sucks
and it is helpful

and we all need to grieve
and we all need to heal

and it all sucks..

By Jeri Minick (a friend of mine, and another BLM)