I wish that I had known back then
That asking for help was an option.
Before the downward spiral, before
I took things out on myself, before
I had failed out of college, before
I was a shell of who I used to be.
When someone asked if I
Needed help, I desperately wish
I had known that ‘yes’ was an option.
That ‘yes’ would open doors that
Could’ve saved me from so much
Instead, I took 10 years to see
That suffering was not the only
Choice, like I had seen others
Make. I could do it differently
And end the cycle with me.