I woke to blue skies.
A respite from the gray clouds
that smothered me.
Relieved from the burden of desperation,
I caught my breath and rose like a flower
from beneath the crush of a shoe.
I looked another in the eye,
held their gaze and felt worthy.
Today I saw the sun rise
for the first time in a while
and it bathed my world
*Published in Mused Spring 2011