Sometimes pain drives us to hide
from experiences that present possibilities for more pain
And other times, it helps steel our will
Stake a claim on creating a new vessel to
Like a hermit crab, maybe it’s time to climb into a
Maybe forge one from fire;
My shell is changing
My flesh has reduced and my muscles are rising
Some of this is the consequence of sadness or
feelings of worry and despair, combined with work and determination after long pauses
I plan on making feelings of worry, fear, and despair my allies.
Even if empathic, they can be useful.
It occurred to me today that I don’t need to be useful to the world.
But that I would stake my claim of my place in this world by virtue of the fact that I AM living.
I will let pain drive me to new discoveries,
Relationships, and acceptance.
I will allow this transformation.