Saturday, October 10, 2009

A Sojourner Not Welcomed, But Now a Part

An unexpected word, thought, reminder
touches the wounded place,
and the eyes pool, suddenly.
Pain overflows, trickling down.

Grief lingers long,
an uninvited guest,
a resident in my soul,
burdening my heart with undiminished heaviness.

Perhaps it will fade.
Perhaps it will go away.
Perhaps it will always remain,
less called upon as the days unfold,
but present all the same.