Someone Who Rises

Someone Who Rises

The girls looks across to her foot as she wakes
The creep of naked moments yanks her brain
She winces at the prospect of reconciling all the earth's bits and pieces

She lies defiantly in bed
Begging for sleep to erase the future's expectations
Except time persists and she feels everyone depend on her presence

To affirm their perceptions

Trembling lover
Determined performer
Bedrock healer

Someone who rises from ashes