Black dog

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

Date Published
March 21, 2022
suicidal thoughts , women
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