Author’s note: This is the beginning of my thoughts on this. Yesterday, the world lost another beautiful person to cancer. I will miss my friend Grace, who was a shining light to so many people. She had the most courage and strength of anyone I have ever known. And as a former teacher of both her children, I will stand protector of them, even if from afar, forever.
What side effect is this age Of chasing the screen and panic abater Push back harder against my cold shoulder This manic elixir that keeps me drawn further Beneath what could cut my willingness to bleed Give me something worth worrying about But don't, because running will lapse all the spinning I've been here before On the brink of inspiration But I may have shrunk this year And it's on the top shelf that not even partnership can reach Give me a heartbeat worth swooning about Lets run ourselves wild like we did when the edge of getting caught was enough to keep us awake all night