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Empty Stall, Quiet Barn, Starless Night, Buried Horse

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for Astro,

for Kelly

for Someday Farm...

I'm here tonight to stand in the ache. The ache of hollow, the empty of the not simply empty; rather, the empty of the recently full. The silent ache of missingness, of quiet. Before the ghosts have risen, before the memorial stones are set. Before the cards arrive. Before the flowers are vased to wilt. I'm here tonight to stand in the ache. Of what so recently had been. Of who was. I'm here tonight to stand and weep and shudder. I'm here tonight because you are not.

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