I am fascinated with the choices we make and their moral value in conditions of extreme loss, grief and rage. As many of you know anger and rage are a part of grief. So while the title is 'grief' the emotion that is of ethical focus is rage. Many people think anger has no place in an ethical constitution. I would say for a large portion of the populace, it is probably more important to embrace and face one's inner rage. Rage that is held in becomes depression and self-destructive behaviors. But rage turned outward towards positive change and healthy boundaries can be salvific. Of course there is a very subtle scale between a healthy use of anger and allowing anger to take over one's soul. This poem is just one possible moment of dynamic interchange between anger and sense of self.