Has a little of you
started to return?
You have felt melancholy for so long.
You had forgotten
how much you love to laugh.
Perhaps you have finally learnt
who to surround yourself with,
in order to raise your spirits.
Perhaps you have finally let go
of the ties to negativity.
You have been holding them close
for far too long.
Perhaps you are finally healing
from the wounds
you buried so deep.
And yes, this week,
you have laughed!
You have laughed until you cried.
that you are fucking funny.
When you’re not
entrenched in your
that spin you around,
until you’re out of control.
You were the life and soul.
You felt like socialising again.
You have made a few plans,
(but not too many)
and you didn’t cancel them.
You went into an actual shopping centre.
Sat in a public place with other humans
and ate Vietnamese street food,
with more than one friend.
You successfully navigated a group situation,
without making anyone hate you,
and without hating yourself.
Don’t neglect to recognise
that this is real progress.
Pray this isn’t just a temporary high.
And keep laughing!
it’s good for you.
no face woman © 2017