Thank You to the Ones
Friends, companions on the journey, and kind souls who sent me on my way with a hug or kind word,
and to the gruff sorts who sent me on with a shove, thank you too.
The path is strewn with backs and bodies of friends and foe,
people who carried me and those whom I thought would never leave me and those whose absence I thought I would never survive.
They light my path, all of them, and the way is bright.
I offer a candle to you.
© Christine Salkin Davis, 2020