Struggle real or imaginary
is still traumatic for those living it.
Freedom found in penitentiaries
Numbers can hide the truth or reveal it.
Circles bring peace and celebration
360° of hope
Survivors of loss and separation
Share their stories and help each other cope.
Stimulating monologues triggering tears.
Adversity just loves isolation
But resilience needs mentors and peers
Huddled up in group meditation.
Healing the deepest wounds that do not bleed
As we dive to the bottom of the sea.