For Rosanna

Art by Ditte Løfgren

Mai L. Nissen, 2012

To you, who wear but hide your heart
in confusion, sorrow and fire.
I held your heart for a moment;
and you showed me what’s inside.
You run and veil yourself from the world,
Yet I still see you
– shattered and wounded.
You see your emotion as weakness
and shroud within an armour.
Strength is not one thing,
it takes many shapes.
Though you remain blind,
I see your strength.
Your only weakness
is that you hide yourself.
– I see you still;
You will rise from your ashes;
You will find your strength
in the shards that are shed

Mai L. Nissen, November 2012

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