Op/Ed

Letter to the editor: Loss of my senior year

7:00 o’Clock 
Pajamas on and belly full 
I sat on the edge of my bed 
Learning the news of my year half written 
Boatloads of posts and texts and sadness
Seniors crying and parents disappointed 
but glad to hold on just a bit longer 
 
How do you feel the loss of something
you’ve never had before?
Never have I had the end of my senior year 
Never have I graduated 
Never have I turned 18 
Never have I lost as much as others have right now
How do you grieve?
 
Confused about my apathy
and stuck with a feeling of guilt 
Realizing I don’t know how to let go 
I can’t make myself cry 
or feel sorrow that’s not there 
I wait for it to come 
with wide arms and a gentle heart 
 
Grieving is not one thing 
Grieving is all things 
A cycle of losing and receiving
A cycle of giving and receiving
A cycle of being when lost
 
Marlie Hunt
Addison 

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