Sometimes

Sometimes 
there isn't a clear path
an obvious way forward
a quick fix

Sometimes
my pain gets the better of me
I project, I react
I fight or flee

Sometimes
the lack of resolution
the tension, the suspense
seem too much to bear

Sometimes
fundamental differences
and deep similarities
can be a messy concoction

Sometimes
it seems easier to escape, to leave
or easier to give up, resign
to be stuck in either/or


And then other times...

I face my fears.
I find the word and
I tap into hope, to joy. 
I remember that love is not resolution.
I see you for who you are, and myself for who I am.

So in this time...
Know that I'm here.
Know that the danger is not "out there," it's in here. 
Know that we're in this together
Okay?


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