listen close to the roar of worlds colliding
and in moments when it gasps for breath
you will hear it murmur
"Go to those who know you"
it's not chance you will never know everyone
there is a reason
the grief you brought with you when you came
is too little for generosity
heed, or you'll have a lot of people, embarrased
and mildly surprised to find
that crying at a funeral is harder than it seems.