Surrender – part 2

Written by Ellen Sanders


 

I can’t remember
a time of simple.
A particular loud silence
has seemed ever-present
despite my attempts
to control or evade.

So, then I turn towards
instead of away from.
At first the distress seems
like it might break me.
I don’t know how long
I will be able.

Then a breath comes;
and another and another.
I can be
even if…

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