“I’m searching for words…”




I’m searching for words
scrabbling about in my head
I can’t find them
I’ll try the mind game
where one word leads to another…

teepee  dwelling  home
shelter  sanctuary  safety

place of safety
a private space
head space

…sanctuary feels right
the teepee gave me sanctuary
an unexpected offering

if there had been an invitation at the entrance
it would have said
enter with confidence and caution
in here you are not
a patient
a grieving daughter
a bereaved sister
a mother
a wife
a counsellor

in here you are not a referral

in here you will meet yourself for the first time in a long time

and that will be good camerado
that will be good

Written by:

Jill Hellier | Camerado






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