SAVING GRACE by Shivapriya Soorianarayanan

There once was a time,

when my loss set me ablaze

So very slow -

I felt every flame.

 

And so I ran,

as fast as I could,

Looking for something - 

Damn, anything, that would save.

 

I wandered hard in my head, 

To places unknown,

Desperately running around,

To catch back my breath. 

 

And then one day,

When I had not even the slightest hope,

There she was, so pristine and fine. 

 

She caught me off guard,

In a good way of course. 

I felt all the colours come back -

I knew I was renewed.

 

I felt well that day,

And have felt well ever since.

I have my loss to thank.

I am happy today.