(Inspired by) Sunset by Stella Elkins Tyler 1938
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.
( A Lannet Poem)