All It Takes

All it takes is a picture
A simple social media post
An update of how well he’s doing
And there’s a twinge in my heart

All it takes is a few drops
Of summer rain cascading from the sky
A reminder of things she loved
And the aching begins

All it takes is a story
Of someone’s snide remark
Memories, unpleasant, come rushing in
And my anxiety is triggered

All it takes is an embrace
Enveloping and tight
No words spoken
And I can breathe again

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