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The After Poem

The After Poem  I couldn’t tell if the light shinning in my room was from the sun or the street lamp camped outside my window.  Time was irrelevant, days blurred together by Fireball, unsure if the sickly gnawing in my stomach was hunger or the early stages of a hangover.  I rolled over and covered my head with my comforter, choosing the sweaty hotbox  of blankets in the summertime over spilled light in my eyes.   When I woke up again I heard my roommate talking. Morning. Another human. Still alive. I drank a glass of water and realized I felt ok.  The slosh in my stomach had abated with sleep. All I’d needed was time. For the first time in two years I was ok, more than ok. Ready.

The most cathartic moment of struggle is when you realize you aren’t struggling anymore. Yesterday was my 25th birthday and today is a new beginning.

Have a great weekend my friends!

–Leanne Rebecca

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Poetry and music.

11 thoughts on “The After Poem

  1. Happy birthday! And “The most cathartic moment of struggle is when you realize you aren’t struggling anymore.” is very true. Sometimes it takes a while to realize that you’re not in that struggle anymore and once you do realize it, everything changes.

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