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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this isn’t the end…

this world is too wide, and this universe is too big

heartbreak has this way
of making your world seem so small,
just taking everything that
has meaning and collapsing it into
one single story, with only one other person,
and just one version of yourself, in just
one version of life, with what feels
like no way out, and as if there is
nothing more to know

but this world is too wide, and this
universe is too big, and you are just. too. beautiful,
and there is just way too much inside of you…
for you to let this be the end

this isn’t the end…

– butterflies rising

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