“...it occurred to me that, in our grief over the impending death of Business As Usual, we have sidestepped moving on from bargaining to acceptance by taking a turn back toward bargaining’s ancient stepsister, the sacrificing of lambs...to whatever gods we feel need appeasing so that BAU might live....”
Some people restrain grief progression
Using bargaining-based obsession;
It’s a kind of digression
To hold back succession
To the subsequent stage, depression.
For a framework to deal with our loss,
The five stages of grief are my boss;
They’re not lots of fun,
But they get the job done,
And that’s why I like Kubler-Ross.
K-R’s a good system for basing
A way to serenity chasing;
It helps people plan
For when shit hits the fan,
And prepare for what they’ll soon be facing.
Folks get a good introduction
From her theory’s simple construction;
Using just a rough sketch,
It helps their minds stretch
Enough for doom basic instruction.