Comfort The Grieving

An excerpt from a poem by Adrienne Rich, titled Afterward:

Now that your hopes are shamed, you stand
At last believing and resigned,
And none of us who touch your hand
Know how to give you back in kind.

A dear friend called tonight to inform me that her husband committed suicide this weekend. My heart is broken for her.

Please, if you’re considering suicide, read this first. Also, a visit here will provide more links to hotline numbers. There is hope. Please hold on and reach out.

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