I had a visit from Sadness today.
I was thinking she would be by soon.
Normally Anger or
Denial meet her at the door.
Today I met her
after the first gentle knock.
She looked tired
like she had just spent time with Fear.
She had one hand wrapped around her middle
The other holding herself up on the door frame.
I’ve never really looked at her so close before.
Her face was tear-stained
Her eyes dark and distance.
I invited her in.
I pulled out a chair for her at the table
Brewed some tea.
It was warm.
We both took a deep breath
Then she began to talk.
She talked about things I had not heard about.
Things I didn’t know.
I cried with her
Told her I was sorry I hadn’t heard her before.
She left sooner today then she normally does.
I had Love and Joy walk her home.
I know I will see her again.
That will be a good visit too.