learning to catch the wind

Here, the daily dilemma: how to catch the wind.

Just as my children have learned to do

or so they believe.

How to feel the panic

or the pain,

even the gloomy days,

without retreating.


I don’t want to pretend anymore.

I don’t want to fear

the good days,

or  avoid the bad ones.

I don’t want to act


everything is ok,

when clearly it is not.

I don’t want

my husband to suffer,

or worry,

every time

I forget to smile.


[In response to three Daily Prompts that are so very apropos for me these days.]



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