Strength comes like a wave –
Quietly overwhelming
Touches you swiftly,
Running over you softly
Finding something to cling to

Sometimes a tsunami – tumbling, shredding with muscles
Running too fast to overcome
Left in the sand, its aloneness
Leaves tenuous grimness

It rolls across your heart
Spinning strength
Flies over valleys – nasty tangles
Brought by a broken world

Splash my heart –
Sweep me into solidity
Keep me higher than the storm.

– Gabrielle Tiegrob

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