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Listening Through the Pain

Photo by Sharon McCutcheon on Unsplash

During those times
I lack the evidence
of life –
the essence.
I falter among
down and captured.
to quiet
the grisly details
of what’s to come.
During those times
I possess the silence –
the isolation.
I exist between
already and not yet.
an element
in the offering
of my own faith.
During those times
I confess the struggle –
the depletion.
I breathe equally
of sweet and bitter.
with my listening,
the velvety…



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Julie Nyhus MSN, FNP-BC

Julie Nyhus MSN, FNP-BC

Nurse practitioner, health/medical writer, wife, momma, amazing badass rocking 10 years without evidence of cancer! Twitter @joolzfnp