The CD is placed in the player

volume adjusted up or down

the arrow button pushed

and whether I am laying

in a darkened bedroom

to escape the throes of a migraine

or in front of a bright light

for therapy instructed by my doctor

or writing a poem or a blog

to share later with others

the piano music soars floats

surrounds elevates me

beyond my pain

beyond the storm

beyond the dark

beyond the light


I am the rain dripping

on leaves in a vine covered forest

I am a feather floating

through an azure sky


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Original sketch for sale at Ravenwood Art Gallery in Norfolk, NE

Julie S. Paschold

From Nebraska, two degrees in Agronomy/Soil Science, love to write and draw, mother, twin, manic depressive, sensory sensitivity, PTSD, resilient.

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