A passerby coughs
repudiating this morn's
freshening goodness

A small bird whispers
tsk, tsk at the vagrant crows
warning of dayspring

A slow beginning
brightening my mourning face
The sun skips the treetops


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Monica Sword

Monica Sword is an aspiring author and artist living a deeply heartfelt life. Following the early death of three family members, including her daughter, she struggled to balance home and work life. Once she discovered how to apply her conscientious and high-achieving personality to honor her passions, be mindful of her emotional reactions and focus on self-care, she developed a creative mindset that produces her most meaningful life work. On her website,, Monica inspires and encourages others to honor their heart and soul in mindful ways.