She Was Okay



She Was Okay


She was okay

in the nice, quiet eve.

She was okay in the silence.

She was okay in her memories.

Her genetic memory gave her guidance.


The water lapped softly at the shore.

The moon hung low

on this special night,

with this important thing to do.


And the sounds of nature,

and the sweet memories of her people

lulled her to her sleep.


She was okay with that.


She had walked away from familiar smells,

and come to this new place.


Foreign, strange, dark,

but necessary.


No scent, but new sand 

into which she dug her bed.


It was time.

Her bones ached.

Her teeth were soft.

It was harder to see.

Her fur was so very, very grey.


She was okay to be alone.




Linda Imbler


Linda Imbler’s poetry collections include six published paperbacks: Big Questions, Little Sleep, Big Questions, Little Sleep second edition (expanded with 66 additional poems); Lost and Found; Red Is The Sunrise; Bus Lights; Travel Sight; and Spica’s Frequency. Soma Publishing has published her four e-book collections, The Sea’s Secret Song; Pairings, a hybrid of short fiction and poetry; and That Fifth Element; and Per Quindecim. Her new book, Rhythms Told, will be published in the future by Soma Publishing.  Examples of Linda’s poetry and a listing of publications can be found at

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