by JESS PAWLAK - May 8, 2019
let the cuts on your palms heal,
wrap your burning sorrows
and the pains from tomorrow.
you are not always what your mind
tells you that you are.
It is easy to believe
that only other people can lie to you,
but you can be the biggest deceiver to yourself.
pain is not poetry.
depression is not alluring.
is the most beautiful song you can sing,
taking care of yourself
is the most heartfelt story ever written.
you are not the lies your thoughts cast down on you.
you will always be enough,
you will always be divine.
so clean your lacerations with the vines
of our earthshine
and let your complexion thrive.