Thank You to the Ones

Thank you to the ones who believed in me when I couldn't believe in myself.
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


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