TUESDAY: Your Story

BY LEANNE BEATTIE

Copyright is held by the author.

 

Isak Dinesen said, “All sorrows can be borne if you put them into a story or tell a story about them.”

Is this an aphorism or a deeper truth? Say
He is lost in the map of his mind,

Drifting
Like leaves in November. Wet
With tears,
Gathering memories in his lungs to tell him who he was and still wants to be.
Each breath a gasping war between the body
And the soul,
The right thing can be the hardest.
Squeeze the hand and
Let go.

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