Your Mother Earth

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Flash Fiction  |  House: Booksie Classic


She's here in heartbreak. I can feel it. A pain that echos through her heavy tread up the mountain, and aches from her core. 

She climbs, pushing that remorse, that grief aside with every step, hoping the view is worth it- that she's worth this journey to the top, even if she's alone. Even though it seems she's all she has. 

It isn't easy. Nothing worth it is, but I reward her perseverance with a splendid view. My strength lives in the mountains, a beauty crafted by my hand and time. 

For a moment she pants, my crisp breeze dabs the sweat from her brow. Cool air soothes her burning lungs, calms her heart after the climb. 

If the sky is the limit, she's up in the clouds.

The world is quiet, and we're alone, but she retreats to a cruel inner world that she feels lacks. She clutches the shawl around her shoulders. 

She doesn't feel whole, only alone. 

But she's not alone. I'm here. 

Breathe

She closes her eyes, inhales deep. 

You are worthy- made for more than to survive, but to thrive, like flowers in bloom after spring rain. 

As she opens her eyes, I sense her coming back to me. 

You are free as a sapling that sprouts from a seed. 

Tension leaves her body, as rest and peace sedate her unease. 

You are fierce as a storm that draws nutrients up from the ocean floor.

She emerges fully. She sees. 

My strength lives in you, a beauty crafted by my hand and time. 

You are loved by your mother, the earth. 


Submitted: July 13, 2021

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dewey green

Onya mate!

Wed, July 28th, 2021 7:03am

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Thank you, i guess, haha!

Wed, July 28th, 2021 6:22am

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