Being Ready – Vivian Zems (Smell the Coffee)

Gone are the days when I’d
search for my courage
between heartbeats
or blindly along
the dry walls of my mouth
..sometimes pretending I’d found it
These days, I clutch it
even more tightly
even as thunder gathers in the throat
of a threatening storm
and the lion fixes his gaze on me
I await the winds that seek
to destroy me
for they are precisely the power I need
…..beneath my wings

© Vivian Zems

Poets and Storytellers United

Published by grumpygorman

I am a Social Worker by day and an artist/writer by night. I use the written word in an attempt to make sense of the secret worlds and dysfunctional dynamics that lurk beneath the facades of our daily interactions. I am not sure how my writing styles are characterized, nor am I overly concerned about it. I am immensely enthusiastic about music and often connect better with songs than I do people. I also have an intense appreciation for quality wines and whiskies, frequently consuming them in excess. I like things that smell good and struggle to manage the symptoms of a life-long relationship with depression. So, why "grumpygorman"? Spend some time here and find out...

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