We Are All Just Walking Each Other Home

By: Kathy Gardner

the circle i find myself in now
is small and narrow and sad

i go round and round
traveling with the other moms
who have gouged their own eyes out, too

the world has become too scary,
too painful, too distorted
to look at

so we grab each others’ hands
and lead one another
through the turbulent maze
of life after child loss

blind, but not so blind
as if we were going it alone

maybe it really is like ram daas said —
we are all just walking each other home.

Kathy GardnerAbout Kathy Gardner

Kathy Gardner lives with her husband Charlie and their two busy little boys, Charlie (6) and James (3) in Sandy Hook, CT. Their 3rd child, Tinsley, is already waiting for them in Heaven. Tinsley died suddenly in December 2017 at 32 weeks because of a True Knot in her umbilical cord. Kathy has found comfort in writing poetry to express her grief around losing her daughter and hopes other parents find comfort in her words, too.  She shares about her journey on Less Than One Percent (https://ltop.blog/).

Kathy works in public relations, adores Bob Dylan, and is a proud Dartmouth alumn.

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