Sometimes you just
have to forgive this life
for being what it is:


For failing to support
you in the places
you thought you
needed support,
and for revealing to you
the places where
you didn’t even know
you’d begun to crack – –

So you can learn
and how
you need to mend.

It’s not easy,
staying open to your
heart when it’s easier to
close, but it is
worth it if you want
to live a life

Transcending complacency,
ripe with vivacity
defying mediocrity,
complex with curiosity – –

Then my dear one
you have to forgive
what did and didn’t

(finding radical acceptance for this process called life)

And gift yourself the gift
of a free heart,
so you can keep
moving forwards
in love.