Weathering Her Storm

By Bethan Rees

Her hair is loose around her shoulders.

Unbrushed and unblushed, she is new.

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She hugs herself,

squeezing tears from her chest and arms.

She steps through the puddle of herself,

kneels and cries into the reflection.

*

Through the cracks in the pavement

water nourishes earth below the foundations.

*

Nothing can grow from this.

*

The harsh, thick slabs are in the way.

Dripping in emotion, she shakes the rain from herself,

materialising into a cloud that follows her.

*

The sun shines through it, but still it rains.

*

When will she take her eyes off the ground

and see the faded start of a spectrum appear?

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Learn more about Bethan in her bio on our Featured Authors page.

Published by HLWW Featured Author

Featured Author of the Heartland Society of Women Writers

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