Upon hearing of the divorce
A shock to me
They were all adults
Save one, who was one month shy
Sure, I knew they’d be sad
And they’d be upset,
But they knew it was coming, right?
Of many mistakes
Naively assuming their feelings
Frustration and hurt
Were at the center
But at the core, was anger
And my inability to graspAnd respond
Ignited the flames
By years of jammed up work weeks
Muted by the abyssThe chasm was vast
I wrote this for the Week 90 Trifecta Writing Challenge where were are to write a 33-333 word composition using the word "grasp" in the context of take hold of in the mind, as in "comprehend".
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