Because this is a moment of suffering. Read in order and repeat as necessary.
1) “Good Bones” by Maggie Smith, to acknowledge the largeness of your pain and the sometimes barely-there sliver of hope.
2) “Sorrow is not my name” by Ross Gay, to remind you that our suffering is not, need not, be a permanent state.
3) “Catalog of Unabashed Gratitude” by Ross Gay, to transform suffering through ecstatic observation, language, and gratitude.
If your system can’t absorb the third poem, repeat poems 1 and 2 until ready.