Another Day

You saw me
through another
day

I poured water
through your eyes
they
glistened

In the smog
of my mind
you gazed
hope

Sleep
did not lure you
eyes open
you hung on searching
for my blue stare

Eyes of yours
found mine

You saw me
through another
day

And
I
give
thanks

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About the Author

Sallie Crotty has published work in numerous places, including The Dairy Hollow Echo; The Drabble; eMerge; and Resources to Recover. The Mayborn Literary Nonfiction Conference selected her writing for workshop three times, and The Writers’ Colony at Dairy Hollow awarded her a residency in 2018. Sallie holds a B.A. in English from Sewanee: The University of the South and an Ed.M. from Harvard. She is pursuing her MFA at Queens University of Charlotte and working on a poetry collection. Her memoir Out of the Ashes: A Story of Recovery and Hope comes out June 2022.