Tuesday, June 9, 2015


tell me about your story
tell me about the wars you've fought
and the battles you've lost
the giants, the ogres, and the monsters
in the mind's
eye that turned from enemy
to self and then
enemy, again
sword to the dragon within
unable to recognize the hero
until you had to
just for the words to come out
a small war
just to talk about
the nightmares that you've lived through
behind knowing, gentle
expressions, the sting
of red
scars still healing
tell me how you fight
to preserve the feeling
to continue to be
open, trusting, and forgiving
even of yourself
tell me the darkness is not the only
sky I will see.