Faith came by hearing…and many-a-word did she hear-for many years. Affirmations of her unworthiness, laziness, and uselessness. Until the cup of disdain overflowed.

With great effort, she turns to her inner voice-the fighter- hailing exultations, encouragment and hope. Slowly, she begins to climb out of the dark pit of her mind into a land of truth, light and freedom. If you look for her- you’ll find her climbing a mountain or three.

her eyes fly open
to the smell of strong coffee
dawn breaks – she’s awake!

©Vivian Zems

dVerse Haibun Monday-Faith