May 12

(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)