Getting Better?

Getting Better?

My tears feel warm on my cheeks now—
Not burning hot.
Is this a sign I’m “getting better”?

When I cry now I am almost often alone.
In the car, in the shower.
Or sometimes taking a walk.
I do not cry in public or feel as much panic.
Is this a sign I’m “getting better”?

I sleep the night through sometimes
And awaken without tears—for awhile.
They come now while I’m brushing my teeth.
Or making coffee
And are always gone before I say “Good morning.”
Is this a sign “I’m getting better”?

Yes, I think so—but when does the pain end?

Perhaps when I no longer ask
Is this a sign I’m “getting better”?

Shirley Blakely Curle
TCF Central Arkansas

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