From the book embracing now: pain, joy, healing, living.

his words told me the number of days
of freedom.
his facial expression and tone of voice
told me more.
time has traveled as he’s pursued freedom
from his lifestyle of dependence;
peace has taken the place of escapism
and avoidance.
he can now talk and feel, and deal
with those feelings.
he knows all could return suddenly,
but he humbly prays and confesses with
a hope that tomorrow will add
one more day
in his adventure of healing.