Tuesday, March 21, 2017

A Conversation: Part 1, by Jillian Law

Hey, it’s okay
Take a deep breath
You’re going to be okay

I know it doesn’t feel like it right now
You’re tired, so tired
But you can’t sleep

The medicine will help with that, I promise
Don’t try to hide the pill under your tongue
That never works

Take another deep breath
You’re so lucky, my love
You are so loved
So valued

Don’t give up on the world now, my dear
It has a few surprises left for you
Make a list of things you love

Start with five (cats, your blue cozy sweater, the smell of rain, dancing to Taylor Swift, the click of high heels when you walk)
Add more, keep adding them
Make it all the way to a hundred
You deserve all those things

One more deep breath, okay?
We got you back into school whenever you’re ready
No rush
I think it will be better this time

Your friends want to see you
They left you a cake with pink icing and (crooked) green letters
That’s a Harry Potter thing, right?
You made me read those, remember?
Oh honey, what can I do?

1 comment:

  1. Your narrator should win "Mother of the Year" award.