15 - For the girl who lost her father

Though you only see
so much of the sun
through the blinds,
and you can only find
so much peace
in your heavy burdened mind,
and your heart still stutters
as it sings, “it is well,”
may you know in this moment,
in grace, you are held,
and it is okay to take time to breathe
and to see any bit of sun
that finds its way through the blinds.
And it is okay if this takes time.
––Morgan Harper Nichols