Distilling

Stephen Chinnock

2 September 2020

Trying to distill
the essence of grief
how to put it aside

The essence of a new life
after disaster
find the ingredients
of a new start

Art and action
the one to reflect
the other a plan
for moving forward

And perhaps more importantly
building a bond
in new relationships
through shared experiences

Writing new chapters
in the book of my life
as events unfold
tackled head on

Today I believe
I’ve turned a corner
learnt a lot
and my new life has begun!