My exhaustion poured out of the decorated cup
laid me bare for all to see the real me.
No covers, no mask, just the purity of me.
Straight from the cup-
strong despite the tiredness in my soul-
honest despite the dark toxicity of the world around me.
Poured forth on the greens of the earth to rejuvenate me
breathing the freshness of my youth through the greens of the land;
a flower blooms above my ear as proof of the process of rebirth.
Let me lie still to repair all aches and awaken refreshed
to start again on another day.
Give me solace on the break of dawn
to rise again renewed yet revolutionized to face all that comes my way.
Image by artist Catrin Welz-Stein, featured at