Wednesday, 11 July 2018

henini



Hello wonderful blog readers! It is another beautiful day in Toronto as I sit on a patio writing to you. This week we are featuring a poem called “henini” which in Hebrew means “I am here”. What a wonderful title for a poem about the loss and grief associated with Eating Disorders and the powerful fight in our hearts.

I wish you all wellness and kindness.

Take good care of yourself, and remember to nourish your body, mind, and spirit.

Your blog moderator,
Kira

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henini
i’m mourning the
loss of my tribe.
i’m mourning the
loss of my dreams.

i’m mourning
 the loss
 of my innocence.
i’m mourning
the loss
of my last hiding place.

i’m mourning the loss of
relationship,
no more offers
to get it right.

i have lost the battle,
that has raged on
for so long,
i can’t even
remember
who started
the war.

i lie down
in the hot
sand and
surrender. 

“i am alive,
i am alive!”
said my still
throbbing heart
to the sand, to the
sky, and to me.

here i am.
henini.
By Katharine Angelina Love

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1 comment:

  1. What an exquisite poem by Katharine. I'm very happy to see this site--as one who has been rather a mess about food and eating for an impressive number of years.

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