Be strong

***

Around each weakness
is another weakness
waiting to be turned into a strength
as sometimes we have to do
what’s right for ourselves.

Just because it hurts
doesn’t mean you have to feel it.

Be strong, be patient, be you
no matter what.

***

Screech!

Wildflowers adorn the mirrored walls
in silent reflections of eternity
as tables sit with an emptiness of patience
relishing the memories of lost conversations
and faded aromas of coffee and toast

the stillness drifts into the shadows
to wrap itself around the legs of chairs
waiting in anticipation for the air of fresh hungry tongues

and OH! Just listen to it screech in delight!

Much to the annoyance of the poet!