January [1] 2017 - message to old self

If you're reading this,
I successfully bypassed
barriers to the past
just to teach you.
I hope that this
has reached you
in time.

There will be downs,
and ups that barely
make it off the ground.
There will be
tears of joy so acidic,
so bitter sweet
and different
that you can't tell
that you're not
feeling pain.
But you're living,
so it'll happen on repeat.

Just be sure
to push through
to the moment
that you realize
that your pain
isn't your peak.

sweet girl,
don't let the world
tear at the blank sheets
of your untold story
there's no glory in unfinished.
keep living.