There are soft words spoken
in moments of reprieve
when the mask is torn away.
There are warm and gentle glances
and tender thoughts embraced
at the baring of the soul.
The distance is slightly less today
and my ever shifting balance
continues to carry me forward.
There is respite from this angst today
pain loosens her devastating grip
allows my heart to breathe.
The thoughts and fears are changing shape
becoming something more discernible
something I can understand.
There is caution still
and the fluttering feeling
that something is trapped in a cage.
There are words being spoken
and love being shared
and warm arms being extended.