A Time of War

Photograph of Fawn Rising (Nahnee) by Erin Liberty Dunn, age 6

Everything I ever lost

Was during a time of war ~

Relationship war.

And, you will hear me say, smilingly

Oh, yes! I lost that in a time of war when conjugal visions

Came unraveled.

I, considered everyone’s favorite

former girlfriend

former partner

former wife

former friend

former role model,

 jest to cover the broken shards of gilded memories

that linger ~

While I simultaneously embrace change.

Change that propels me through the dance of aging ~

Old woman, where do you hide?

The greatest war is within myself.

fawn rising March 7, 2011