On those days when

despair (threatens to) sweep you away

and dark vines seek to enthral your soul

When Tolstoy’s ‘War and Peace’ seems

lighter than the your thoughts ……

when the dog barks

when the bee stings

when your lips quiver

When social media rolls it’s eyes

at your ‘woe-is-me” lament

Those are the days to recall

the days you walked

the days you sashayed

– bare feet crunching on broken glass

with a heart a-flutter with courage

-whilst engulfed in flames

© Vivian Zems