a Haiku for authenticity

Photo by Dallas Reedy on Unsplash

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. 


©Sandy Knight. 2020 All rights reserved.

Published by Sandy Knight

Sandy Knight is a poet, photographer, musician, writer and author of the forthcoming books "You're Never Too Old To Be Notorious" a collection of short stories, and "Collect Yourself" a book of poetry.  Knight is a veteran of US Navy and The National Park Service, and holds a BS in Music Therapy from Maryville University, St Louis. When she's not traveling with her spouse, she resides in Northwest Arkansas where her neighbors might see her out on the front porch doing anything from roasting organic coffee beans to playing the banjo.

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