Found Word Poem

For my writing class, I was supposed to open a book to a random page and start highlighting words. I then was to put them into a poem. I realized my poem could end up being about anything with this strategy. Interestingly, the page I opened up to had words that were perfect for a poem about losing a husband. Here it is:

I wailed when I saw my husband was dead

That sickening night

Finality hit

My heart transformed in the hospital room

My night’s work became thinking in the dark

After that, I wished for something that could make it stop

Nothing brought back life

Being alone is isolation

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