a life without pain
is wholly impossible

the pain of loss
is in direct proportion
to the depth of love

so while I’d truly
love a life without pain
love makes it worth it

Jennifer Gurney lives in Colorado where she teaches, paints, writes and hikes. She is a newly published poet with more than 300 poems published in 2022 and 2023. Jennifer’s poetry has appeared in a variety of journals, including The Ravens Perch, HaikUniverse, Haiku Corner, Cold Moon Journal, Scarlet Dragonfly and The Haiku Foundation.