Regret, my long time companion,

wrapped her cold fingers around my heart;

pulled me to the bottom of the ocean;

mouthed despair into the base of my neck, digging me hollow.

But in a breath, I accept what is.

I let this and now be my mantra of peace.

I let go my grip and float in the pool

of peace.


The small saint painting Acceptance is available for purchase here.

Acrylic on canvas. 4 x 4 framed in red oak. $50.