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In this time…

Photo by Tyler Nix on Unsplash

The bruise on her cheek

probably not serious enough

to occupy a seat at the emergency room

again, but especially now, stuck

inside and nowhere else to go so

be thankful it’s only a bruise and

a small thin cut barely visible,

thankfully the red line kind of blends

in this time

Decision made for her by the reflection

in the mirror this morning

a gentle nod side to side reassuring

and confident the kids won’t notice

again, but especially now, stuck

inside and nowhere else to go so

grateful for his reluctance and

control because there’s no help for bruises

in this time

Life-threatening illness takes all the seats

so she returns home reluctantly

envious of those receiving care

feeling slightly guilty wondering

whose fault it is that she doesn’t decide

her own fate or survival, stuck

inside and nowhere else to go so

afraid of his protection for her and her kids

in this time

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Works created by participants in Union Street Worcester’s yoga and writing workshop. We are teachers, authors, artists, yogis, adventurers, musicians…..

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