Before the aftermath

body of water during dawn

Yes, some added. We should have listened longer, mourned sooner, welcomed other eyes; been less afraid and more willing to approach the borders of our terrors, to see if any existed; to extend a bodily willingness to allow the next breath to sting with its magnitude, to know this something not our own, which we may yet learn to hold before the break.

Author: Stacey C. Johnson

I keep watch and listen, mostly in dark places.

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