NaPoWriMo 2023 — Day 13: “Going Through Some Things”

13. Going Through Some Things
(for G.F.)

the things that keep us up
at night are the things
that teach us truth

am I resisting what it feels
like to be me by rejecting
the pain?   by trying

to outrun myself?
the difficult answer
is yes

& every escape route
is blocked for the most
important reason

that I must learn
these hard things
in this moment

that my eyes
are open right now
so I can see

Image by Merlin Lightpainting from Pixabay

Published by Jennifer Patino


8 thoughts on “NaPoWriMo 2023 — Day 13: “Going Through Some Things”

  1. Some nights I’m suddenly struck with a crystal clear realisation about something in my life that’s not working or no longer needed or that I need to change. But often I soften when dawn comes and I forget. Thanks for the reminder.

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    1. Aww you’re welcome. I usually scramble for a pen in those moments, but when I wake up I have to try to decipher what the heck I was thinking about. I’m thinking a lot lately about being okay with me no matter what state I’m in each day. I forget sometimes and fall into frustration, but as soon as I can get quiet again, I’m alright.

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