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From Miscarriage to Mikvah

a black and white photo of a person with a ponytail has their head in their hands
You never had a name
But we loved you just the same.
You never had a face
But you filled up so much space
In our hearts and our hope.
There is no right way to say goodbye
Except through tears that we cry.
Lord open our lids that our eyes
Should say your prayers.
Love is never easy
But faith is harder still.
Were you a soul with unfinished business,
A body not meant to be?
Let us let you go
Help us let us know
That we can try again.
Be with us by the water
In the integrity of purification
Through this act of intention
To no longer walk in grief
And instead seek new belief.
Be with us always
Despite the distance of never having grown
In ways we could have known you.
Help me love you in faith, not grief.
Help me hope for new belief
And long for you again.

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