A Sister

she sits alone
hurting in the dark.
not ready to reach for the candle i offer.
blowing it out, i sit down next to her and wait.
we'll light the candle together when she's ready.
for now, i'll trust the darkness for us both
and sit quietly beside her -
letting her know she's not alone.
letting her know that darkness is okay.
letting her know that i'm there
waiting with a candle.
© Terri St. Cloud

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