that lonesome valley

March 9, 2022 life

sometimes we need to bleed a little
before we can begin to heal

sometimes a scab is a shield
that is no longer needed,
and ripping it off
is the only way forward

being with the pain we hid from
is the path to reclaiming our power,
the strength to walk that lonesome valley,
and the patience to keep walking,
step by step, towards the light