a message wrapped up in a reminder

i need to learn how to listen.

and i need to learn how to speak.

important things are at stake, like your feelings.

i promise to try harder.

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halfway through the gauntlet wanted to put this on hold for another week. promises, promising. every day brought something new the last 48 a reminder brought something old, beautiful.

there are too many triggers.┬átoday, in public, i read poetry i had written. had to detach from the emotions contained. it’s getting easier with each public outpouring. afterwards, i found solace and healing in my mother(‘s) tongue. inspiration in my sisters’.

this year holds journeys.