Miraculous colors crashed into the horizon. Fire ablazed and the sun burned. The air was silent. It’s stillness perfectly held my heartbeat between God’s hands.
Until next time.
I have been inspired by the sunsets lately and inspired to write tiny odes to each.
Remembering 9.11, then on Monday, 9.12.2022, I learned of a colleague’s sudden death. On 9.13.2022, it was my mom’s one year anniversary of her death from a battle with breast cancer. I also learned my cousin is battling cancer this week.
Today, I wonder why I am so tired. Grief is exhausting.
Gina Marselle resides in New Mexico with her family. She is a teacher, poet, and photographer. She owns a rescue horse, dog, and currently is training her own service dog to help her with her disabilities. She has published a number of poems and photographs in many local anthologies and has a full length published book titled, A Fire of Prayer: A Collection of Poetry and Photography (Swimming with Elephants Publications, 2015). You can purchase her book online from Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Fire-Prayer-Collection-Poetry-Photography/dp/0692360247
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