Testing My Mettle

April is Limb Loss Awareness Month. No, I didn’t know that either and while I appreciate the idea behind every awareness month out there I could perpetually live going from awareness of one condition to awareness of the next while loudly banging my gong screaming, “Pay attention to me!” But the thing is, a banging … Continue reading Testing My Mettle

Bugle’s Call

There’s a certain quiet comfort In the daily bugle calls Not romantic, not nostalgic, Yet it’s ringing through the halls. It’s the quiet reassurance That the wolves are held at bay And the knowledge that our safety Is ensured another day There’s a rhythm that’s established In the promise of “all clear” At dawn, at … Continue reading Bugle’s Call

Fiercely Held Fast

Fiercely held fast between and Beyond the beats of your heart Am I in my fragile state Yet here held in tender safety Vulnerabilities are nil And weakness no longer exists As your strength floods my soul Bringing life and spring and sunshine Until my heart beats like the tiny wings Of a glistening, cheerful … Continue reading Fiercely Held Fast