Being Ready – Vivian Zems (Smell the Coffee)

https://smellthecoffeeweb.com/

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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