today was hard, the pages of each moment pulled me apart
pulled me raw, raw, and rawer still.
and i cried, i cried til the tears dried up,
an empty river basin inside me.
and then i sat still
and i breathed
and i bloomed
in this shitty, shitty day
i unfurled into the sharp edges discomfort
like the ocean,
ebbing and flowing,
emotions pouring through me like waves.
i stayed in the discomfort
and my heart bloomed
a shy flower,
rising up slowly to greet spring.
my heart bloomed,
but i didn't become unbreakable,
i became softer.
i became a whisper of love.