Day 115 – Mourning

There must be a time to mourn
even for these dark times
which are passing away,
to accept that all those “new normals”
were not your choice but
they became your life.
While you suffered you were
always looking forward but
now look back
and see the strength you may not
be called to muster again.

Day 114 – I Am No Soldier

It may be the duty of some to accept
whatever the wind may bring but
I am no soldier
You will not see me take
a hit on the mouth for a coin in the hand
I will lose no sleep for loyalty
I will toil no more for station
When the choices are not mine
then I am not bound
and I will not bend
When the path is forked and
both ends lead to fear
I will find another way