The Gift

Healing in Phases

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*Uninvited by Alanis Morissette on repeat*

God said he gifted
Me patience so
That I could move
Between the lines
Of life knowing
When I needed to
Feel them.

I can hear the
Buried whispers, the
Chiming in of
Lost voices, bucking
Up.
Something is moving
In the base of my
Spine, out of
Reach.

I am one with
The sun. We have
Quiet time. We speak
Of forgiveness, of light.
We dance in silence,
Away from the noise.
It gives us time to
Heal.

Crippled in the
Shackles of sharp
Tongues, pain maneuvers
Its way in.
It says, "Hello."
We exchange pleasantries.
I am familiar
With its presence,
But, not its new look.

It dons an upgrade — 
Clothing, I have never
Seen.
A smile, I have not
Met.
It shimmies in
Uninvited yet we sit
Down to chat
Awhile.

I am one with
The sun. We have
Quiet time. We speak
Of forgiveness, of light.
We dance in silence,
Away from the noise.
It gives us time to
Heal.

Time presses on,
We make love to
Undying days that
Crowd our toes, taking
Over our stride.
We are stumbling in the
Face of hope, failing
To renew.

A gift of patience
In a sea of
Swimming sin rushes
To aid.
I cover myself
With the balm
Of its wisdom,
Move into a sheltered
Space and stay
There until safety
Welcomes me home.

Author’s Note: I am here to write, build, grow, read, learn, and maintain/strengthen community. I wish all of you peace, guidance, love, and understanding even in the most trying times. I will have to take frequent short breaks, that has become quite evident. I am not full of war or rage. I probably will never be. I am okay with that. Please know and understand that.

Peace.

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I’m more than breath & bones, I’m nectar in waiting — Owner ACG •Editor PSILY •Writing for the cosmos. •https://acorneredgurl.com

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