Sorrow’s Coin

Someone I loved once gave me
a box full of darkness.

It took me years to understand
that this, too, was a gift.

—Mary Oliver, The Uses of Sorrow

Photo (2021) by Sanguine Woods
JFK: gift from Joe Quinn 09-10-21 Friday
Reverse image: from the cover of The Ballad of Black Tom a 2016 novella by Victor LaValle (Tor)

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