CoDA Weekly Reading 3/13/18

 
From: "CoDA Weekly Reading" <co-nnectionreadings@codependents.org>
Subject: CoDA Weekly Reading 3/13/18
Date: March 13th 2018

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(going to coda meetings, learning to breathe)

 

sometimes,

the sadness that isn't mine

is.

 

i belong to it

and it becomes my family

for a night

 

this is the wake

that i never held

all my life.

 

now it is for me.

I cannot hold all the sadness in my arms

or walk through it

because it is a wide and deep lake

good for drowning,

 

a strong and dark forest

where children are frightened and lost

 

a slow and silent night

that cannot find the dawn.

 

i have to sit beside it,

grieve

and know

that this is me

 

that the sadness is my own

 

and that i can breathe

beneath it.

 

Maria S – 3/8/18

 

 

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