Hour 11 – Graduation Card To Me at Seventeen

Graduation Card To Me at Seventeen


Dear One –

I know you still carry

the deep sadness

within you.


On this night, as your graduate high school –

please know there is

an outstanding life

ahead of you.

Please know, I understand that your

heart has been cracked wide open

with grief.


But, oh – lovely you at 17 – it has been opened to welcome

new love. New experiences.

You can’t see it yet – but you have already

become a warrior woman. A woman who

knows her own strength.


On this warm, June night

I embrace you. Hold you

tight, for just a moment.

Here is a card, I slip

into your hand. Suggest

you read it later.


Today may be that day.

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