My Wedding Ring
For a third of my life, you were with me You accompanied me Always there Close Wrapped around my finger Rock solid I expected to grieve I thought it would be so hard to say goodbye We were together for so long And I loved you I loved the way you sparkled in the light The way you would always find me, again The way you could come back to life after taking a tumble The way you beautified me You were such a good companion I thought I would cry I thought that I would feel the weight of you not being here with me anymore But I don’t even miss you It is as if you made it easy for me You made it easy to let go I thought I was holding onto you, but we were holding onto each other And when I gently tugged you off my finger you went So easily into a box, without complaining As if you knew it was time And I thank you for that My lovely companion My wedding ring - Naimah Abraham: fusion cook, nature girl, gardener, traveler, thinker, boy mom, writer, self taught baker . She is the Author of “In the Belly of the Whale.” In an open diary of poetry and prose Naimah speaks of the darkness of heartbreak and healing in threefold: the COVID-19 pandemic, the Black Lives Matter movement and the end of her marriage. For many, the year 2020 was a year of challenges. Pain, heartbreak and ultimately hope are brought to life in reflections, poems and passages. In parts, the grip of trauma is tight. At other times, the writing is a dreamscape, scattered with wisdom and emotional honesty. One truth is evident - no matter how many layers deep, darkness must end and at the end of hurt, there is always healing. There is always light.