Touch: The Journal of Healing


Editor’s Choice


On the Edge of Redemption

    by Elizabeth Landrum

He spoke of redemption.

The word still vibrates,


like a hummingbird sipping

from a trumpet vine.


a word secure

with ballast and punch

dissolves into dust

before it is revealed.

So did he.

Redemption –

I can’t grasp it,

can’t let it go

until I know...

Did he find it?

© 2013  Elizabeth Landrum

Elizabeth Landrum, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist from Lousiville, KY, who recently retired to the San Juan Islands where she shares a new home with her wife and two dogs.  She is at last finding time to write and to reflect on the work she did for 30 years, counseling people living with losses, cancer, and other life-changing illnesses.  Her own life has been touched and altered by the cancers and deaths she has experienced in her immediate family and by the incredible resilience she has witnessed in clients she supported through their journeys of grief and illness.

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