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Tempered

We have stopped and time
stretches, strains at the leash
pulling us back to where we left off

Look at the illusions we had
lay them bare, strip them of potency
think rather than fear

Do you really need to rush  back
or can you move on
tempered, like steel?

Copyright © 2020 Kim Whysall-Hammond

How to change

Find several boxes of various sizes
place them on the floor
cast sorrows into the smallest
make a grand throw of these
watch as the box splits, is soaked through with
shed and unshed tears
watch the resulting river
flow under the door
and out into the hallway

Look at the largest box, bring it into your arms
tender loving arms
hold it tight, not caring about the squashing
rumpling, loss of hull integrity
that is the box of happiness

Now fill it

Copyright © 2020 Kim Whysall-Hammond