Now What?

copyright 2017

After a long voyage,
After losing everything,
After risking my life to survive,
Now what?

After saying yes,
After exchanging vows,
After pinning my hopes to a stranger,
Now what?

After the ship sails,
After the sun begins to set,
After the creatures of the night stir,
Now what?

After waking up,
After the work starts,
After it seems hopeless – endless,
Now what?

There is no going back,
There is no home but here,
There is no forgetting –
Because there are children to be fed.

After years of fighting,
After those children are grown,
After my heart has been buried here,
Now what?

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