Stranded In Feelings
12: 30 a.m.
by RoseAnn V. Shawiak
Stranded in feelings of hopelessness, being tossed about
like flotsam upon ocean waves, knowing not where to turn,
diving below, trying to lose myself in an ocean's turbulent
Hoping to never resurface this side of life, complications
arising from just trying to help someone come to a con-
clusion in their own mind without hurting the one
Difficult climbing, getting them angry to help sort out
the things that have been left unsaid between them.
Their mind now combing through all that was spoken,
quietly and ever so gently, slowly beginning to move
forward, having let go of some anger that had been
caught and held in from loss and grief. 12: 31 a.m.
5/26/15 RoseAnn V. Shawiak