Making Sense Out Of Chaos

Finding strength in weakness

Photo by Austin Ban on Unsplash

I’ve always been a space cadet. In grade school, I would stare out the window during class watching the leaves float off trees instead of focusing on a lesson in penmanship, which explains my lousy handwriting. But who could blame me? Penmanship is boring. Yet, other students could focus and…

A Poem


Not here
or there
in between
shadows lengthening
late in the day

pool people splashing, laughing
knowing each other’s names
while we wait in stasis
twisty things that don’t seem to fit
struggling for a place in the sun

where others lounge
chatting in chairs
we walk in the shade…

Lauren Salkin

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