You are the Sirius who inspired me to keep fighting while the Slytherins awaited my downfall.
I am tired of listening to people talking about abuse as though a victim must be of a certain sex, or provoking by looking and acting a certain way. Abuse is entirely gender neutral.
I hope when their eyes open, they feel the beauty in their ability to feel the world around them — even when it is crippling.
Sometimes I consider pretending morning never arrived. I can slip back to sleep and blame it on an eternal nighttime. If I shut the blinds, who could even tell the difference?
Success doesn’t come easily. Happiness doesn’t come easily. Loving your life doesn’t happen in a day, or in a year. That’s why life was meant to be a coin toss. To shake you around until you finally find your place. To show you that failure will one day lead you to your destiny. And to show you that hard work, the dirty and exhausting work you are doing right now, will one day be all worth it.
very little gets done,
it is mostly still, you in the corner –
a crumpled thing.
a broken clock nobody thinks to fix.
dishes in the sink.
I was deeply sick. I managed to mostly hide it from my parents amongst the chaos of my chronic illness, an easy trick to play at the time.
I don’t believe in the paranormal,
but here you are,
a ghost at the foot of the bed,
even when I can’t see you,
I know you’re there.
I’m so tired, I feel like I’ve been at a party and it’s gone on for too long and I’m drunk and all I want to do is go home.
Your recovery is your own and no two stories will ever be the same.