Tipping Point

Photo: CA Hawthorne
Photo: CA Hawthorne
Shake and totter,
she did,
a three-legged stool
balanced on two legs,
both those legs strong,
both legs steady,
neither self-compassion.

she was,
tipping dangerously
towards self-infliction,
fearing the imbalance,
dreading the spiral again,
bracing for the inevitable pain.

she would,
for the balance required
was never beneath,
but within,
close at hand,
waiting for her to understand.

©March 2015, August 2022
Christina Anne Hawthorne

About Christina Anne Hawthorne

Alive and well in the Rocky Mountains. I'm a fantasy writer who also dabbles in poetry, short stories, and map making. My Ontyre tales are an alternative fantasy experience, the stories rich in mystery, adventure, and romance. Alternative fantasy? Not quite steampunk. Not quite gothic. In truth, the real magic is in those who discover what's within.
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