Tonight

Tonight held the

brushing

of our fingertips,

the light
sigh of autumn’s breath
sweeping through
the smoke in our
lungs.


He drives a

stick shift
with the kind of hands that
slightly caress the gears;

telling of a
recklessly healing heart

And with every gentle
catch
catch
catch
of the gears,

My heart

FILLED

just a little bit more

Though I felt a
slight sharp pain
for my

Past
My future
My present


I felt more alive with

W O N D E R

for my
life

Than I ever have before.

I am a woman rekindled

Breathing deeply
Rowing steadily

Onward through the raging seas of life’s simple hardships.
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Thank you, .