Trying to remember you is like trying to remember the feeling of snowflakes fall on my cheeks after living in the tropics for two years.
Why do I continue to torture myself
over the thought of you never
walking through my door again?
-ice won’t soothe this burning
How do I peel you off
when you run through my blood?
-I need a transfusion
I’d rather build new rooms than
open windows to the house that’s
ablaze inside me.
This city is stale,
just like your promises.
And you can’t buy love
with love you don’t have to give.
Your ship was sinking and
instead of putting on my lifejacket
and putting me in a boat
you wrote my name in a letter
that sank with everything else you
claimed you loved.
“I just want to steal your time*”
-I didn’t read the find print
*happiness, patience, joy, love, privacy, sunshine, security, self-acceptance, faith, song, light
Breathe. Just breathe in this fresh air and breathe out worry, fear, uncertainty, and stress.
Breathe out the desire to belong. You are here and you are valuable. You are needed.
Breath out your insecurities. To love others fully you must love yourself first.
Breath out imperfection. I will always give my greatest effort and that will always be enough.
Break down the walls you have built up to adapt to unfamiliar surroundings. Build up your most authentic you-for this is how the most meaningful relationships begin.
Breathe out excessive worry. This life is short. Be present to engage in all it has to offer each and every day.
Breathe out disapproval. Do the things you love most because they bring you joy. Do things for you and no one else.
Breathe out fear. Your ideas and your talents are far too valuable to be bound by the chains of insecurity.
Breathe in love, acceptance, and life.
Breathe in you.