OLLIE stands for

ONE LIFE LOST IS ENOUGH

Black Dog

Black Dog

black dog

Black Dog
Brain fog
Chest tightening
Feels frightening

BUT IT’S OK
One hand on my heart
To anchor self-love
partnering this feeling like a soothing glove

The other on my belly
For comfort and ease
And “its ok,
I’m here for you”
And with this I breathe

and Remind myself, in this moment
“this too shall pass”
these difficult feelings don’t usually last

and soon enough
there it is

the positive chord from minor to major
a grounding rhythm heralded by nature

the arc of the rainbow
soft pink dawn
a beginning to the end
of the dark and the storm

Zoe Strickland 2018