NaPoWriMo Day #7 — “I Flourish”

I Flourish

Break me.
Knock me down.
Every heartache is a stepping stone
and my future is under construction.
Pick me like tulips in spring
and watch me wilt.
I come back every year
stronger, steadfast.
I’m grounded in my roots,
nourished by the storm,
and at dawn, I flourish again.
Remember my beauty
in the long winter months.


This surgery has been painful but I’m doing okay. I’m just lying on the couch filling up journals.


  1. Katydid says

    That’s a great poem; I love the resolution and optimism. Keep us informed on your recovery. Do you have a PT person coming to the house?

    • ashes says


      No PT yet. I’m in a pretty restrictive brace and can’t move my knee too much, and no weight bearing for six weeks. I have my follow up appointment next week so I’ll see where I go from there.

      Thank you so much for your support!

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