Finding Myself Again

The Hollow Tree in my Front Yard that Still Grows…

In the stillness

of a cold winter’s morning

not a car on the road

to break the

quiet

I can think

unhindered by noise

about where I’m headed

the path I’m on

how circumstance

has shaped me

because I’m where

I need to be

meant to be

at this moment

finally

finding my

true self again.

Not long ago

I was

deep in grief

a deep freeze

in the winter

of the heart

lost in the woods

the voices were screaming

that I was beyond

repair.

My heart was cold

like ice and snow.

I was hollow inside

like the tree.

I shivered

at the thought

of

life

laughter

people

and affection.

But I am returning

to myself –

my true self

my heart is

growing

glowing

thawing

and

slowly

emerging from the

deep freeze

able to smile

and laugh

with hope

for the future.

Just like spring

will certainly come

soon,

very soon

my cold winter

of the heart

will be

just a season passed.

But I am certain that

grief will never

completely disappear

because

love

is

forever…

226 & 38/365 XO Lisa

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