Angela Kelsey

Tell the Story

What have you survived?

Filed in Dating Violence, Domestic Violence, Stories, voices :: April 5, 2012

 

 

In From a Survivor, Adrienne Rich writes,

Next year it would have been 20 years
and you are wastefully dead
who might have made the leap
we talked, too late, of making

which I live now
not as a leap
but a succession of brief, amazing movements

each one making possible the next

 

 

 

 

Every one of us who lives another day is a survivor of something, or everything.

Survivors of  violent, personal trauma–domestic violence, sexual abuse, rape.

Others are survivors of cancer, accidents, natural disasters, genocide, the suicide of a loved one.

What have you survived? What has been your “succession of brief, amazing movements”?