Dear Lindy

Stephen Chinnock

23 November 2020

I understand the broken heart well
To lose all in a terrible conflagration
Is not a day any of us will ever forget
Changes us forever

So much compassion and generosity
Easing the pain
Makes us believe in humanity at least
But the pain remains

Many rebuilding, brave souls
I’ve moved on to Mollymook
Beach I love so much
But carrying a backpack of grief

Hope and redemption
Can be found
By accepting the love
Offered freely at this moment

Walk on the beach
Look at the eternal waves
Accept your tiny part
In a vast universe

Give a kiss to the wind
Hold yourself tight
To this beautiful planet
Sleep well at night!