circles, image by Teresa, on Pixabay, modified
Night comes too swiftly, I am not ready.
Troubles of the day wrap around my mind and spirit like a damp blanket, making me shiver. Loss-loneliness swells, grabs my heart with its rough hand almost crushing resilience to dust. Somewhere deep within, I call to You, needing hope and peace only You can give. My heart knows You hear me, even as I wait for this endless night to fade away at dawn.
Valerie Moreno has been writing since the age of twelve. Her inspiration
comes through music, faith, and life experience. Her poetry and nonfiction
have appeared in Magnets and Ladders (online literary magazine of Behind
Our Eyes) and in Franciscan publications. Valerie resides in New Jersey.
October 2023 Issue