Changing the Narrative
By Kaelyn Doherty
you do not know pain,
until you've collapsed in your shower
from the weight of the world
resting on your shoulders.
feeling the water pelt your back
and drip down your legs
mixing in with your teardrops.
feeling the past so intense
as though it's the present
the memories coming rushing back
and drowning you in those feelings.
you do not know bliss,
until you’ve danced in your shower
no longer bearing the weight
your shoulders had been hosting.
feeling the water run down your back
and pour over your legs.
dripping off the corners of your smile
feeling the present so intense
as though the past nonexistent
the now fueling your fire
and realizing you’re okay.