Healing Words

 If I could offer some soothing balm If I could promise rest If I could give you words as strong as your lost husband’s arms If I could give you promises like unbreakable chains If I could give you love to blot out his crimes If I could give walls that would never crumble and…

Will to live

I raise my white flag to mortality Assenting to her persistent demands I surrender to existence  A forced submission weighing down My duel is complete I lose to fate And walk in valleys These are hidden scrolls Rolled up for working days A morn of sunshine dawns I smile to walk and play It is…

This month births tragedies.

    No one told me to wear armor today. I really didn’t know. I wasn’t totally awake when the blows started. And, to be honest, it’s been like this two weeks. Waking up to unexpected battles. I wasn’t able to dodge the news about Dan’s death.   And there was more. Nothing softened the…