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When It Happens, a Poem by Lisa Reynolds

Updated: Feb 1, 2022

when it happens

i no longer fight it

i let it do what it needs to

the cleverness i possessed is gone

replaced by a what will be, will be


she said it would be like this -

all heartache would come at once

then leave me in a sedated state,

where tears are merely droplets

that flow

healing has begun,

acceptance too

yes, acceptance – an admission

that changes everything

but nothing

my solo, a dance

twirling towards tomorrow


Lisa Reynolds is a Canadian writer of poetry and short stories. Her works are published internationally in anthologies, literary journals, and magazines. Recent publication credits include those by "Lothlorien Poetry Journal," "Pure Slush Books," "Sledgehammer Lit," "Sweetycat Press," and "Raven’s Quoth Press." Translations of her poetry into Farsi and Italian are scheduled for release in 2022. She holds degrees from York University and is a member of The Ontario Poetry Society and the Writing Community of Durham Region. She lives a small community east of Toronto, Ontario.


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