When the Dust Settles

elaina avalos, wild things, a thousand years by elaina avalos, a thousand years
Poem originally written on December 12, 2020: https://elaina-avalos.com/2020/12/12/a-thousand-years-2/

Long, painful days filled almost two full years. Days I don’t want to repeat ever again. I found these pockets of joy in the midst of it all – because I discovered that my heart could feel again. I could care again. This was the gift you gave me. When the dust settles, I don’t think I’ll find you waiting there. In the silence, I am coming to terms with this.