The Moon in Gemini
She came to one night lying face down on the ground and knew that something had to change
"It was late November and the moon was in Gemini, a time of change and possibilities."
I came to lying naked on the frigid ground under a clear November moon. The points of grass felt like needles in my skin. As I turned over onto my back, I thought to myself, "So this is what it feels like to be dead," I whispered through my tears, "I give up! I let go, I surrender! I beg for help. I plead for guidance. I give up control. I am willing."
I got up and ran into my house. I grabbed the phone and dialed Jay's number. She answered on the first ring. She knew why I was calling, this being the fourth such call in a month's time. I thought she'd tell me she was tired of...
-- Patty A.
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