Written for the Creative Calm Community

I open the window

fill my lungs with the frozen morning air

the frame lit by one dancing candle

I wrap my shoulders with a blanket

place both hands over my heart

and close my eyes to the darkness of dawn

breath comes___ easy and kind

I whisper to the part of me I’ve been avoiding

I whisper to the fragments as sore as open wounds

I whisper into the shadow

each breath leading

softly bringing light

soothing, remembering, gathering

I hold my heart in resolution

and right before I open my eyes

I whisper again

it’s ok, I’m here now

___ I’m alright