All the Titles to this Poem

have unwelcome religious connotations,

Nonetheless, here we are,

The more readily I walk through shadows,

less often they strangle.

Don’t tell me it is possible to sit with pain and knowing,

They will show me themselves

Given the opportunity

my hands have been too weak

to hold the opportunity away

for years.

And here we be


Published by sickybeat

I am a writer with an extremely active imagination. I love learning answers to questions and what makes everything and everyone tick. I am a "Unique case, medically" if nothing else. I am flawed in my extreme aversion to failure (even when "success" isn't good for me,) but have come a long way in ditching the perfectionist mindset. I like people whose default setting toward others is compassion, an open mind, and honesty

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