rooted in his love
she is motionless too long
longing for freedom
tentative, tries a new path
despairingly tethered still

light and dark

This tanka was written in response to last week’s #5poem prompt provided by @TinaNguyen, but I hope it is also appropriate for today, September 11th, in acknowledgement of those struggling from the momentous events of that horrendous day. Let’s pray for the victims and their families, for the survivors, for the brave first responders, for those still suffering and for all who came together with gestures of help and expressions of love.