Tags » Death And Loss

gina

Her lesson with the pain continued until she moved. She did not plan to move, but her body took over. She rocked back and forth singing noises to chase off the pain. 63 more words

Poetry

name

She learned that light begins each morning and departs every evening, replaced by the moon and stars, or sometimes just by darkness. She also learned about mobility. 98 more words

Poetry

darkness

Ahh! Water! Quench me!

“Rain.”

The rain washed the pain from her. Exhausted, she closed her eyes and found darkness. Blackness.

Poetry

rain

No words of advice came now. With each cycle of dark and light the pain increased. She became so arid and brittle it seemed the wind might blow her apart. 49 more words

Poetry

blood

Hunger and thirst provided many lessons. Pain worked with dryness to teach her the value of water. Dryness attacked her mouth and lips, taking all the moisture from them, desiccating them, until her skin cracked and leaked red.  45 more words

Poetry

hungry

“You need a name,” her guide suggested.

Something else kept her still–her reluctance to participate.She suspected that even if she outwitted pain this time, it would return. 55 more words

Poetry

not me

She suspected a knowledge just outside her reach.

This will make you stronger.

Earlier, during the light, she noticed the contrasts in her view. She saw different shapes and hues. 63 more words

Poetry