The Heavy-Heart of Loneliness

A Poem

Grey sky, rain falls
dampness embraces

I shiver

As the wind bites my arms
goosebumps mirror

The prickles piercing my heart

The mist of loneliness
covers me, like a shroud

Everything bleeds

Deborah Christensen is a writer, artist, and published author. She currently lives in Queensland, Australia. She lives with her husband, a rescue dog named ‘Lily’ and has six adult children (and one amazing grandchild) who live scattered throughout Queensland. She’s on Twitter @Deborah37035395 and Pinterest and is the author of the best selling and Readers Favorite 2014 award-winning memoir Inside/Outside: One Woman’s Recovery From Abuse and a Religious Cult.