Woke earlier than usual
stumbled out of bed.
Went outside to think.
sky so dark not even stars.
Memories race, thoughts struggle, frustrations. fears
air so crisp it crackles -
Life changing moments crowd my thoughts.
Heaviness hangs in my heart
I think about friends who lost husbands,
The pickup semi truck wreck -
why does this stick in my mind?
(Later learned it was a friend.
My niece has her mother's courage
It scares me when I learn about the crazies.
Staring through the knarled branches
Dawn timidly peaks into the darkness.
light glimmers through the mourning.