Relearning the Corners of a Place Named Heartache.

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I cried tonight

in a way that reminded me of the first time I realized

that hat boxes are perfect for holding old love letters and photos.

 

I hugged my Daddy

and I cherished the way that he did not let me go

for a while.

 

I remembered how gentle God is

when He catches tears

and cradles our sobs against His chest.

 

I smiled in the mirror

just to remind myself

that there were still smiles to be had.

 

And I went into my room,

and just because I wanted to,

I painted my nails red.

 

-Jessi Sanders 2012

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