For all the people in my life who remind me
(who gently admonish me?)
I must really need the reminder because it is a common thing for me to hear.
Or maybe it's just a good thing to say
when there is nothing else to do.
Still, I am grateful
for friends who can be present
and breathe with me
when there truly is not much else
that can be done.
To sit in that rather helpless place
is not an easy thing to do.
Those who can do it well
are a balm to the soul.