a Haiku for authenticity
cotton in the sky
emptied of ‘thoughts and prayers’
clouds as dry as bones
Writer’s Note: In times of great challenge and suffering many of us struggle through a pat rubric of responses for something more. Often, stock replies do not express our sincere desire to remain present, authentic and empathetic to each other’s story of loss. Not unlike clouds devoid of rain, expressions empty and rote, will not salve our broken hearts. Find a way to be present and express genuine feeling, even at a distance, this will go a long way toward reminding us all we are never alone.