Is That You?

I didn’t recognize you

as the one who had been

crushed by the weight of living

not so long ago

diagnosed with the disease

victim of the accident

bereft of your work and love

children and dreams

so sure you would not make it 


but here you are

more beautiful than ever

with seeing eyes

I wrote this thinking about the difficult and frightening things that people are forced to endure all over the world. Some deal with the terror of war, injustice, torture, and catastrophe, others with disease and all manner of sickening loss.

Even here, a mysterious and strong thread of resilience and redemption runs through each of our lives.

To retrace it is to make it stronger.

2 thoughts on “Is That You?

  1. Well put. You should sign your poetry.

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