Becoming Whole

We are trained by our histories

and herstories to look down,

to stay still

to remain



Shards of my younger selves,

frozen in slivers of

terror, pain and disbelief,

suspended, apart, unloved.


And yet ..

Through therapy

and breathing

and accepting

and believing

my little ones are thawed

and become part of my new Whole

I have found compassion

and caring,

from others


for myself.

I have learnt

to love myself,

to care for me,

to live