Definition of xerosis
photo by pixgood.com
by Pam Kesterson
The xerotic hopes,
The desperate longings.
Able to touch my dreams,
But not allowed to embrace them,
Through the bars of a prison.
Caught in punishment to fulfill,
For a crime that I didn’t commit–
Unless it was in ages past.
God’s grace abandoning me,
Like a diseased varment.
My faith voices a different cry.
One of abundant rainfall,
That tomorrow invariably brings the new,
And today will be but a memory that some day is forgotten.
Only the abrasions,
The scar tissue remains to tell the story
of a difficult time.