Dragonfly: Any of various large insects of the order Odonata or suborder Anisoptera, having a long slender body and two pairs of narrow, net-veined wings that are usually held outstretched while the insect is at rest. Also called regionally darner, darning needle, mosquito fly, mosquito hawk, needle, skeeter hawk.
Poetry: The art or work of a poet.
Prolixity: Excessive wordiness in speech or writing; longwindedness
I avoid mirrors. I haven't recognized the woman in my mirrors for a long time now. Pain makes you ugly, depressed, sad and sick. People hate sickly people. They run screaming if, when they politely say, "How are you?", and you answer truthfully, "I feel like shit, everything hurts and I haven't slept all night for many years now...How are you?" They trip over their feet to get the hell away from you. Few people have sincere empathy, which is to truly imagine yourself in the other person's place.
I'm grateful for the people in my life who've shown me empathy in spite of wanting to run. You know who you are. Bless you all & have a Thanksgiving filled with love, empathy and gratitude. xo, Marion