Gazing into the mirror of my soul

Pondering the emotional turbulence

Allowing my body to remain present

The churning settles into its source

I absorb the message from my body

Peeling away the protective coverings

One at a time….exposing the sore to healing light

Slowly the wound heals one tear at a time

Until only a small shriveled root remains

The root can not survive in the light

The light of love and forgiveness

Exposed to the tender care of self love

It is freed from it’s toxic pocket

Washed away with every tear that falls

Dried and shrivelled beneath each breath

Of released emotion that gave it nourishment

Healed by the bath of love and forgiveness

It is now powerless.

Becoming only a memory and a lesson