With Pain Comes Ease

It takes a lifetime to learn


the difference between

/bending and breaking/

and another to repair the tears.

the beauty of breathing is found

living in the complicated

moments between truths.


And among these truths

the wise know the strange fragility

of being here, on, earth.

and how well dawn has become at

greeting us all

in varied ways.


They are forever

aware that hurricane winds

crush homes,

with memories inside

while providing

coolness for your face.