I feel disconnected
Protective of my inner self
Untrusting of the outside world
Shocked by the cruelty I see
The lack of respect
I want to be trusting
Willing to share
But I am not
Not when life feels this unsure
With watchful eyes
And listening ears
Wait for a sign
That it is safe
To come out again
Published by lenleatherwood
I am a native Texan who has lived for the past 27 years in Los Angeles. I am a published author of both short memoir and fiction, a Pushcart nominee, a nationally award-winning writing coach, an editor, as well as a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Texas. In addition, I am the mother of three grown daughters of whom I am extremely proud, a grandmother of three darling children and the wife of a man I still love after 41 years.
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Thanks, Len. I think you speak for many of us who are still quarantining. Hope you are safe from the fires.
Yes, Len. Yes.
Sent from my iPad. Barbara Ruffner
100 percent on board….we will make it through!
Yes, we will. Big hugs, my dear. Love you.