If you wanted to give me the best gift ever, take me to a bookstore and tell me I can get any and all the books I want.
Then take me to a shop, and let me pick out a sweater.
See the problem is, I want to buy that book.. but I also want to buy that other book. I am also broke, so I end up not buying either book, and crying
"Gay people are ruining the sanctity of marriage"
in a world with no memories,
so forget your hands and what
they’ve done before.
Forget your fingers.
Float in this kingdom without a name.
Be the kind of brave you’ve only ever read about
in books, then be braver than that.
Be boneless, but keep your spine.
Bend and bend and bend yourself
into a bridge that you haven’t burned yet,
then cross it.
You are more than you thought you were.
Unbroken and perfect,
healing like the bruise on your knee,
singing like a hymn where the only
“I saved myself.”
Swallow the old world.
Swallow the darkest it’s ever been
and then keep it down until it
You are here now.
You are here and you are
the forgiveness in every mouth.
You are here, and you are glowing
like early morning.
Welcome back. Welcome home.
today, my school hosted an exhibit for suicide awareness day. the exhibit included 1,100 backpacks in representation of the number of lives that are lost to mental illness each year on college campuses. many of these backpacks were donated by the families that lost loved ones and had their stories attached. i’m so proud of my school for bringing attention to such a serious issue.
Thanks for all your work on this, activemindsinc! Awareness and education are very important in reducing suicide and stigma.