winter sun

by Elouise

winter sun pierces
my paralyzed heart waking
frozen grief at will

*  *  *  *  *

Buried deep, forgotten
Denied, minimized, ignored
Silenced, unexamined

Held at bay
‘It wasn’t that bad’
‘Others had it worse’

Ashamed of my own story
Just another privileged woman
Who doesn’t get it

Afraid to shine a light
On darkness that seems
To have overpowered me

You mean you’re this old and
You still haven’t gotten over it
Beyond it, done already?

We want normal
How much longer will this take. . . ?

Winter sun does its work
In the fullness of God’s time
Not one moment sooner

Haiku written 25 February 2014

© Elouise Renich Fraser, 26 February 2014