Lost to October
Weeks gone missing.
Pushed away by the struggle to love and accept
Missing in the daily doubts and defeats
Neglected for the fury of masqueraded cries for help
Adrift in a shorter tipping point of patience
Squandered in piles of data
Surrounded yet satisfied by hours of warm exchanges with parents
Caught in the strong winds of a day of service and songs yelled in unison
Squeezed between heart wrenching returns and memories of letting go
Embraced by family celebrating a life called back
Found again in sweet refrain from kittens, ghouls, and blueberry pies shared with neighbors and friends.