“Infinite Ache”

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At Ebony, Saeed Jones reflects on the vastness of grief as the one-year anniversary of his mother’s death approaches.

“Now, though I sometimes cry, I more often feel a sense of awe at the depth of my connection to my mother. Perhaps this wonder is how I know that ten months and more have passed and that my mother, in some form, is back in the world. Awe at the undeniable fact that I will forever be the son of a fiercely beautiful woman. Awe at knowing just how exquisitely she prepared me to live and write my way into this world.”


Lisa Dusenbery is the managing editor of The Rumpus. More from this author →