Brutally honest
no lying converges
she was hurt long ago
abandoned by family she loved.
then he came along, willing,
heard her elongated story
reaching back 30 years.
the pain and anguish unyielding.

She wondered why
he sat and counseled
her heartache ripping apart the seams
of a tattered dress, wholly unclean.
eight years  passed along
and the rest is history, as they say
wondering, how refreshing,
chances exist to mend life among the rubble.