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A Poem for those who are Still Healing.

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Healing Bloom

I took my trauma
I buried
it in the garden of my heart.
my healing is like planting seeds
and when flowers take root
they then bloom
and tell the stories of
the heartache buried in the dirt.
the stories echo
through the hallways of my arms
and my legs,
they reverberate through my rib cage.
I can feel the stories seeping from my skin.
I don’t resist it.

I just sink
and I surrender
and I feel like
maybe I’d like to hear a flower tell a story
about a piece of me that I’d forgotten.
It’s funny,
in its absence
I thought someone stole it
but here it is, right here
buried in the soil of my soul
come back to me
like petals falling up.


Author: Caitlin Sommer
Image: R. A. Portrait Design
Editor: Catherine Monkman
Copy Editor: Nicole Cameron
Social Editor: Nicole Cameron

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About Caitlin Sommer

Caitlin Sommer is a writer, speaker, intuitive, Reiki healer, single mother, emotional abuse survivor, and thriver based in Lethbridge, Alberta. Her writing can be found through her websiteFacebook, and Instagram. She is a radio personality for her talk show, Grace Unfolding with Caitlin on, which airs Thursday mornings at 11 a.m. MDT. Her mission is to inspire people to take back and protect their personal power, to embark on a self-healing journey, and to reroute old conditioning and outdated beliefs. The ultimate goal is to create space for unconditional love, within and without.


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