Maybe I can sing to my tension to put it to sleep
Sweet crying child, mama has things to tend to
It doesn’t matter how much you know; what matters is how much you grow
I like to think that I allow time for transformation as I race to cram knowledge into my head. Perhaps giving myself permission to be less busy will be a milestone of true transformation.
Even the most awful moment is still just a moment if you let it go.
PTSD comes pounding on the door with complete disregard for personal space
‘I’m trying to put my baby to sleep’ I hiss at that deaf, indifferent faceless face
Everyone has something to teach us, and we have something to teach everyone
I thought that I was the only one who had learning to do, that I was unique in my innate deficiencies and that if I worked hard enough, I could trick others into believing I was normal. What a struggle.
Getting my MD was ego driven and ego destroying. At the end of the journey instead of wearing my hard-won crown I want to throw it to the ground because I know what really matters now.
I approach the veil even though my greatest fear is revealing the truth about myself.
You fire bullets at me, then ask me for more ammunition
In the hospital I admit the ghosts of clinic visits past
My forefathers poured gasoline onto the opioid epidemic, now I am asked to light a match and do the math
Prisoners on hospital holiday, homeless in need of shelter
I hunger for my own health and feel that it is just a sprout away
I keep my cat in the bag next to the elephant in my room
Money grows like a tree. I’m trying to plant seeds while my man tosses them in the breeze like Johnny Appleseed.
I wash off layers of alcohol-based sanitizer from my drunken hands.
Just because you feel superior to me does not mean that you are my superior.
I loathe you for calling people out on their bullshit because I don’t call you or anyone else out on theirs.
Words of truth stay trapped in my mouth and are transformed to tears which pour out of my eyes like a spout.
I’m beginning to notice that my avoidance of confrontation at all costs is no longer worth the price to my body.
My body is strong, carrying tension so far for so long
I’m ready to lighten my load
I stumble upon enlightenment on the rocky road