First Loss

It started with my mouth,
Whose corners went slack,
Who wanted to call them liar
Who wanted to argue back.

It spread into my throat, 
Which started to close up.
I thought that I’d be sick, 
I wanted to throw up.

Next into my chest, 
Where I felt a squeeze 
Then into my lungs,
I felt I couldn’t breath.

Then into my stomach,
It twisted and it turned.
And Into to my eyes,
Which started to burn.

Then into the floor,
Which seemed to give way
And I wondered if I’d ever 
Again be okay.

It seemed so unfair
But life comes at a cost 
And all who remained, 
Must feel their first loss.

I knew that one day,
I’d leave all the pain,
I’d forget this for a moment,
I would laugh again.

For now I will embrace it, 
Until I can move on. 
For there is a time for laughter,
And time to grieve those gone.
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