Breath & Shadow
A Journal of Disability Culture and Literature
By Rochelle Willis
Gazing at possibilities.
Slowly taking these steps,
I sway to find my footing.
Indefinite, but with stride,
and seeking affirmation,
I am altogether captured
by the reverent form unfolding.
Resisting an impressive urge,
to plunge into what feels true,
I have fallen before, and as they say,
That, is not what kills.
So, here I remain. Myself.
Steady and balanced on this ledge.
On the horizon, moments envisaged,
are waiting to become…
When the timing is right,
with respect to that uncertain state,
disquietude shall cease, and
a new harmony will compose…
Where- I can jump, or rather fall,
and immerse absolutely,
in amity and contentment.
What an extraordinary endeavor
we have set out to travel.
The words which brim upon my lips,
simply do not avail,
or impart to you, what I believe,
this journey may reveal. For now…
These words will hold their place
and we will walk on still.
Rochelle Willis is a young entrepreneur, mother of three and the author of http://individ-duality.blogspot.com/, where she writes about the simple truths we all share.