May 12

(Inspired by) Sunset by Stella Elkins Tyler 1938

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Just out of bed she receives some bad news

Devastated she collapses wholly

Deflated she takes the shape of her chair

Sinking deeply until she disappears

*

Slowly she inflates breathing in deeply

Emerging from the cracks of the cushions

Spine strengthening heart hardening, healing

Soul searching, not looking for answers.

*

Answers will not change what is the present

Without questions and without answers she

Pulls herself up into her new today

Moving her breath through her new body

*

It’s the best she can do, breathe in, breathe out

Emerging, strengthening, moving, healing.

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( A Lannet Poem)

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