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The Reality Is Scary

By Kelli Sheckler-AmsdenPublished 10 months ago Updated 10 months ago 1 min read
Photo by Kelly Sikkema on Unsplash

Doing the dishes, after packing the camper,

I would do it, differently than you do.

Seems like we dawdle around the topic of cancer,

Too many emotions to pack in there, too.

Reminders just pop up,

And I start to shut down.

Completely lost and feeling we’re stuck,

Trying to wrap my head around - (this commotion).

Isn’t as easy as others said it would be,

On to the next level of mind -

Numbing distraction, illuminating the fact that you’re still here, with me.

sad poetry

About the Creator

Kelli Sheckler-Amsden

Telling stories my heart needs to tell <3 life is a journey, not a competition

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  • J. S. Wade10 months ago

    “Numbing distraction” so many ways to interpret. Excellent entry Kelli. 🥰

  • Gina C.10 months ago

    Beautiful work, as always, Kelli! That last line flowed and fit so gorgeously. ❤️❤️❤️

  • The best distractions in our lives are those who care & are there for us.

  • Julia Schulz10 months ago


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