i hope you can hear this…

it's been so. damn. hard. but you've been so brave.

i hope you
can hear this…
when your soul
is suffocating from all the
things you just. can't. say.
as they chew at your chest
and you ache and crumble
until you become nothing
but mess and madness
gutted. on the floor.
and in the dark.
and it's so. dark.
that even the moon hides
and the stars go quiet
and anything that ever
sounded like a way out
just. goes. quiet.
i hope you hear this…
it's been so. damn. hard.
but you've been so brave.

– butterflies rising