photo: Doug Rudnik Photography


with no supports
no one to lean on
as the seasons change
and ageing continues
a little weathered
but firmly rooted

a crushing blow
to suddenly be abandoned
one part of a grouping
suddenly standing solitarily
shaking uncontrollably
from fear
where does one go alone
how does one survive
without the tribe
how does one disguise
a panic attack without revealing a fragile state
how does one find the path to healing


fixate on the beat of your heart
the flow in your veins
the inhale of breath
and let the exhale bring determination
discovering courage in the core
and solace in the soul


is only perceptual

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