The sky is a beautiful shade of deep blue.
The puffy white clouds move
at a meditative pace, changing shapes
as they roll overhead.
The waves of the sky.
Gazing at this wondrous expanse
with a seemingly empty mind
I’m quickly brought back to reality.
The reality of my symptoms
The reality of living with PTSD
They return because
just as I was mesmerized by the sky
I was triggered by a long-ago memory.
A memory of that one day, when
I looked to the sky for help
Today, as I sit with the unpleasantness of the truth
I know I do not have to suffer.
I’m resting in the power, and knowledge of my truth.
Taking a deep breath
I’ve learned I don’t need permission
to enjoy the perfect moments
I just allow them to happen, like a wave.
I can surf the waves of the sky
just as I can surf the waves of emotion
the waves of life.
The sky is indeed beautiful today
Beautiful, alive, full of awareness and hope.
Thank you for reading my memoir, Untangled, A Story of Resilience, Courage, and Triumph
Keep an eye open for my new book, with an anticipated release date of January 23, 2018