BLACK DOG, brain fog,

chest tightening, feels frightening

But it’s ok………

With one hand on my heart to anchor self-love

partnering this feeling like a soothing glove,

the other on my belly for comfort and ease

and “its ok, I’m here for you” and with this I breathe

I remind myself, in this moment

“this too shall pass “

these difficult feelings don’t usually last

and soon enough …….  there it is

the positive chord from minor to major

a grounding rhythm heralded by nature

the arc of the rainbow, soft pink dawn

the beginning to the end

of the dark and the storm

Words and image Zoe Strickland