Poet’s Corner: Unraveling

Here is the latest installment of Poet’s Corner, presented by the Edmonds-based EPIC Poetry Group


Theres been an unraveling in my heart and soul.

An unrepentant,




A coming undone of things that have been done by, and to me.

Time has come for an unraveling of the she I used to be.

A time to leave the dead to the dead

Sorrow to the sorrowful

The past to the past

And pain for joy.

Time to recognize true love is the only thing that lasts.

Time to shed the she-snakes scaly coat of deadly sin.

To peel those shedded dreaded

Betraying scales away

A time to begin again––A new day.

Theres been an unraveling in my heart and soul.

It’s time to walk naked in the snow

Time to forge new trails where the past would never go

Time for reaping flowers sowed

Time to forgive debts, but gather favors owed.

Theres been an unraveling in my heart and soul.

True … love is the only thing that lasts.

This life is short, and I’ve so little time to go

These final days burn fast

My feet move quickly on this trail

On this new quest, I remain steadfast.

Though my body grows frail

I welcome this undoing, this shedding of skin

This recognizing of the end as the beginning––And the beginning as the end

Because there’s been an unraveling in my heart and soul

I’m ready to begin again.

Mindy Meyers-Halleck

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Mindy Meyers-Halleck is an award-winning novelist, and short-story writer. In addition to being a writer, Halleck is a happily married, globe-trotting beachcomber and three-time cancer survivor who credits part of her healing journey(s) to the art of writing. www.MindyHalleck.com


  1. Masterful poetry, Mindy. Yes, our lives are a mixture of disintegration and reintegration that we must balance.

  2. Mindy, you are to be appluaded for the honesty, emotional impact and word selection in your poem.
    Thank you for sharing.
    A job well done!

    1. Sir, coming from you that is high praise. Thank you, again for encouraging me to share my poetry. Cheers, MIndy

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