Growth

The night was long
And I was dim
And distractions played their happy part.
Now I feel as if I’ve washed
— washed up on the shore.
Could this be,
this long hard night,
could this be the way?

You think that what you want
will be a certain way
but ways are not that easy
and traveling draws blood
and it is hard to remember where you are going
after all the blows.

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4 thoughts on “Growth

  1. This is excellent, realistic (painful) and I love the overlapped line with “washed up on the shore”–that is so effective!! God bless you today–love, Caddo

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