Each day she comes home
& carefully closes the door behind,
locking the feral World outside.
With each heavy step,
undressing her tired self,
she lets the walls in her mind dissolve,
letting the pain come crawling forth,
addressing each stinging nerve of hurt.
Sitting all alone in her
own little nook of solitude,
she arches her back and with a deep exhale
lets all of her armor fall off,
melting away the facades
into the quiet nothing of Night.
Relaxing her bare feet
on the cool ground of refuge,
she slowly massages the distressed toes
that hiked through hardships today
and will be ready to do so tomorrow again.
But tonight, after sewing up
the unjust nicks,
prejudiced cuts, bruised ego
and a disheartened spirit,
she rests cozily with a soothing cup of Calm
as the Jazzy melody of Take Five
strums on her heartstrings.
A haggard face gradually softens
and a smile slowly rolls out of pursed lips,
lighting up the room
like a serene moonlight
shining through the doleful dark.