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When it Happens

By Lisa Reynolds

PROMPT — Who am I today?

When it happens

i no longer fight it

i let it do what it needs to

the cleverness i possessed is gone

replaced by a “what will be will be mentality”

she said it would be like this;

all heartache would come at once,

then leave me in a sedated state,

where tears are merely droplets that flow

healing has begun

acceptance too

yes, acceptance -

an admission that changes

everything but nothing

my solo, a dance

twirling towards tomorrow


Lisa Reynolds is a Canadian writer of poetry and short stories. Her works are published internationally in anthologies, literary journals and magazines. She lives in a waterfront community, east of Toronto, Ontario.


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