Remembering why I left in the first place

Higher Ground

Amy Lynn Reifsnyder

April 15, 2014


If I am not fighting how I feel

about my losses.

If I let the pain and sorrow wash over me,

I will not drown completely.

I will be able to tumble in the white wash,

amid the backwash

and the rubble

but eventually

-perhaps bruised and raked raw –

be safe on solid sand,

rinsed by receding water.


If I stay in that place,

I will either sink or drown

with the incoming tide.

So, even then, I must collect my newly baptized self

and move

to higher ground.

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