All the rattling and hollow
Echoing off the fortress walls –
I need respite from all of it.
I want a moment empty of
And pulling back old things from recall.
All the things I could have done better.
What I should have said but never…
I need the healing of old wounds.
I need the warmth of my soul to fill
My own empty rooms –
I’ve spent my long days
Outside of me
And left my sanctuary empty.
I let the chaos get too close to me –
I need to fall back and rest a minute.
I need a moment to breathe.
That’s all it takes…
Outside my own adjectives –
A little more – me…