Rachel was aware for over a year
She was not the same as the other girls.
Sure of herself yet paralyzed by fear.
Resolute in her heart while her mind whirls.
Wringing at the hem of her azure dress,
Wholly uncertain of what to do next.
Everyone noticed that she was a mess,
Concerned as to why she was so vexed.
They will find it too hard to understand.
What if they disowned her and threw her out?
A gentle touch on the back of the hand.
How she felt for her Love she had no doubt.
The moment she dreaded finally came.
She learned there was no reason to feel shame.
© 2017 by Benjamin Goodrich