Broken Resilience (2009)

My heart is slow.

It’s sunken

Deep into the tired ribs protecting it.

I can almost hear it sigh

As it pulsates one weary beat after another.

I am windless.

Unruffled by the news

That would surely shake a steady person’s world.

My mind is numbed by the anodyne

That is keeping my soul from crawling out its’ skin.

The months have been many

Since I have felt whole

My spirit has been persistent

But we all know that time takes a toll

On even the most resilient of souls.