|Photo by Aya Dudin|
This year’s long harsh winter is answered by the sweetest of summers. Mother nature offers a hidden message to us all on this June first of its days:
Harden your heart and let it repair beneath
The frozen casings
In the cold everything is slow
Giving you time to stitch and clip what has been ripped
The sun is back
It melts the casings of my heart
Unveiling…a soulful art
I sing, I dance, I clap, I drum
I twist and twirl
And make amends
I let my curls roam free and wide
I let them shy from those with egos and pride
For it is they, to my dismay, that have punctured my poor vulnerable heart.
Aya Dudin is a neuroscientist in the making. When she's not pondering the underlying neurochemistry of human and animal behavior, she enjoys getting lost in nature, poetry and musical theatre.
See Brian Henry’ schedule here, including writing workshops and creative writing courses in Barrie, Brampton, Burlington, Caledon, Cambridge, Collingwood, Georgetown, Guelph, Hamilton, Kingston, London, Midland, Mississauga, Newmarket, Niagara on the Lake, Orillia, Oakville, Ottawa, Peterborough, St. Catharines, Stouffville, Sudbury, Toronto, Halton, Kitchener-Waterloo, Muskoka, Peel, Simcoe, York, the GTA, Ontario and beyond.