August 2, 2021

How the Healing Begins: 76 Words about What Changes Everything.


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once you speak it aloud
it is no longer a secret
a burden.

and the healing begins.

from the crowded basement of your mind
cracked windows let in light
the fresh air
of understanding and acceptance
tears perfume what was so damn hard.

and this act of speaking it
holding yourself
and being held
through the pain, the shame, the hurt
instead of letting it pile up
a crushing weight
changes everything

and the healing begins.


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