"Heard" Something about Feeling heard Makes the soul sing Makes us feel Like we matter In the world. Softly closing the door on a long day She greets me. “Well?” she asks. I nod And feel my eyes shine. “I felt heard today,” I say. Writing. Literacy. Music. A trifecta. She smiles. Crawling into bed late, I thank the cloud the one that’s been holding me. Sleep now needed, my smiling soul drifts off. to sleep.