I hold in my hand

My soul

It sits there quietly

Waiting

I cup my other hand

Over it

It needs to be protected

You see

From what

You ask

Pain, disappointment

But also joy

Because happiness

Is fleeting

Like a bird

It will take flight

Finally

I un-cup my hand

My soul is patient

Then it flutters

Restless

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Author of historical novel, The Lives of Diamond Bessie, coming April 2022. I write other stuff too. www.jodyhadlock.com.

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Jody Hadlock

Author of historical novel, The Lives of Diamond Bessie, coming April 2022. I write other stuff too. www.jodyhadlock.com.