Orpheus voyaged to the netherworld
to rescue his dead wife Eurydice,
commanded by the gods not to look back at her
until they reached the world of the living.
But Orpheus looked back,
and Eurydice vanished for a second time,
The gods gave Orpheus a chance
to escape the despair of losing Eurydice,
but like mortals, Orpheus had to wrap
the cloak of grief around his stricken heart
and mourn his beloved.
Lost love finds a home in our hearts forever,
but only after we have slept in a room labeled “Grief.”