i hope you can hear this…

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

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angels and earth…

we make it a little softer here for someone

some of us just aren’t made
for how hard the edges are here,
for how slow pain moves,
or how lost light can get,
and how heavy it all can weigh…

we’re surely not made for how flawed humans love.

but while we’re here…
we can try to love a little deeper, and burn
a little brighter, and maybe, just maybe,
we make it a little softer
here for someone.

– angels and earth

– butterflies rising

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