Lightening up

 

joy

Today

I noticed

How heavily the quilts

Of guilt and pain

Have been weighing

On my shoulders,

And I let them fall

Thumping to the floor

In a swirl of dust and loss.

They never kept me warm

Anyway

And I’m not sure

I ever really knew before

Just how miraculous

Freedom can feel

On my bare skin

And just how strong

My shoulders are

When I only have

Myself to carry.

 

~ Liesl Dineen

Day 5 of 5-day challenge.

2 Comments

  1. Tracey Curzon-Manners

    Loved this poem, more than that, I felt your words deeply.

    Reply
    1. it's nothing, really... (Post author)

      Thank you so much!

      Reply

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