there came a day 

late one July 

when I decided

I would no longer

drag the sadness

behind me. 

I dug a hole 

in the yard 

6ft long

by 6ft wide

and I rolled it in 


it took all night 

to say good bye 

and it will


take a lifetime 

to forget 

but I am the wisps now

the fluffs of dandelion 

that grow over.

– sheila c.