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The Foundation of Healing

Updated: Jan 13, 2022

The Foundation of Healing

mixed media/soft pastel

based on an image from “Corona and Coronet...” 1896

afraid to say the word out loud
am I to ask for permission?
is it showing my weakness?
does it imply there is something wrong with me?
perhaps a mistake
made too many times

to say out loud
I need to heal
to say out loud
I need to mend
you would feel the need to fix me
but i am not broken, I do not need to be fixed
just to heal
the bruise on my flesh, it too needs to heal
damaged by the too heavy box I carried foolishly alone
the bruise on my flesh can not be fixed
it just needs a little time left alone
that is how it mends

does not always mean needing to be fixed by someone
but rather
means needing a little time to just be left alone

“As my sufferings mounted I soon realized that there were two ways in which I could respond to my situation -- either to react with bitterness or seek to transform the suffering into a creative force. I decided to follow the latter course.”

Martin Luther King Jr.

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