Facing the Question

Facing the Question December 12, 2022

Debris does not stay in one place

On a fast-running creek.



I hold on to my wounds because

I think caution will save me when,

like a stone tied to a pigeon’s foot,

the weight of all that didn’t work

will only keep me from building

my nest.


Yet, I cannot pretend I was not cut

or left for dead. I must understand

why I let those I loved hurt me. What

treasure did I think they had that was

waiting inside, for me to grow?


A Question to Walk With: Describe your experience of woundedness and how you address what has happened to you while not being trapped there.

This is from my book of poems, The Tone in the Center of the Bell.

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