ten years on

i wonder

what an archaeologist of grief might say
about the hole you left in my heart

if some physicist could study the darkness in me
and understand the light that left when you died

is there an astronomer who could chart the
perturbations in my orbit and understand
the void that is now where you were?

can a cartographer map how your loss
altered the tides and currents in my soul?

NationalPoetryMonth
Day 21