Out of the Ashes

There are no words to describe this level of brokenness…

No glue that could repair a shattering of this magnitude…

Nay….

So we gingerly tuck away the debris in a sacred, secret, safe space… where it lays in wait for the elixir that when mixed with the remains transforms them into a force that can no longer be reckoned with.

©Dani

10-1-2021

Chauvin

A face I can’t unsee…

His look of unbridled, entitled, pompous, mocking as he dares a desperate horrified crowd to challenge his authority or try to stop him as he callously snuffs out the life of a man pleading for breath and calling out for his mother… is something I can never forget.

Subsequently…the verdict, karma and a very different look…offers a glimmer of hope for much needed change.

©Dani

4/21/2021

Changes

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I watched a stranger walk into your house today…

And though I knew it was coming, it was still so hauntingly surreal.

We spoke of retirement and your big move 6 months ago. Where has the time gone?

We watched you make the last minute repairs for your curb appeal, and when the sale sign went up we weren’t surprised.

We were, however, taken aback by how speedy the process was from start to finish. It seemed like only a couple weekends of visitors before the U-Haul arrived.

We watched you loading and arranging with every intention of popping over to say our good-byes, and express our gratitude and well wishes. But the day got away from us, as days often do, and suddenly you and the truck were gone.

Nearly two decades of comings and goings etched into our regular routine, done!

We weren’t close, but we had some nice conversations now and again. We could count on each other the way that good neighbors do.

Your successor has some pretty big shoes to fill albeit unbeknownst to him or her.

I guess we were in a little bit of denial, thinking there would simply be more time… until there wasn’t…

And now it’s too late to say good-bye.

 

©Dani Heart

6-23-2019