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Your Loss

During my travels for the America
Society of Bioethics and Humanities’ conference
, I reflected on how we
express empathy and condolence to those who have a recent death in his/her
life.  I wrote a poem, see below, using common phrases we say to each
other.  I reduced these phrases to three words, to reflect the inability
of words of describe emotions is such a situation.  Thank you.

Your Loss

I am sorry

I know how

but I don’t

What can I

Do you need

You know it

[S]he is in

How are you

What do you

Words can not

It must be

I am at

[S]e was a

I remember when

It is a





I am sorry

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