When a loved one passes away
The world seems to come to an end.
You go through the rituals associated with death.
Burial, condolence, commiseration, sympathy.
You force yourself to go through the motions.
Then you start eating and drinking, sleeping and waking.
Onlookers think you have come to terms with your loss.
Little do they know sorrows of the soul last a lifetime.
Written for July writing prompts.