Hour 21 – To My Partner

I need the type of person who

Can understand me even when I’m silent. 

Maybe especially then. When my

Voice has been arrested by

Seemingly endless despair,

I need you to remind me

That there is still something

In this life to look forward to.

Something that gives me more

Comfort than ending this pain. 


This life has beaten me down.

Kindness has hidden away from me

For years, and maybe that is why I

Cannot find it in myself to even

Establish boundaries. Boundaries

Are just lines on a map I do not possess

Because I am too busy justifying –

Too busy telling myself about the

Trauma of others to care about

What I am putting myself through.

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