There are times when my heart feels filled with shards of glass,
glistening and beautiful, but painful to embrace.
Sometimes it is too much to take in;
the worry, the pain, the heavy responsibility.
My brain freezes, numbing the pain,
allowing my heart time to just be.
Memories of what was and dreams-
or perhaps fears-
of what may be…what will be.
Am I strong enough to weather what will come my way?
I want to say yes. Yes.
I am my mother’s daughter. We are and were strong women born of strong women.
today I don’t want to be strong,
Today I want to curl up into myself for an eternity,
gently pulling out each shard of glass,
laying the pain to rest.