There will be days you think you can’t go on,
days filled with tears, unable to endear
yourself to falsehood, the pain foregone.
There will be nights where all you do is live.
Warm blankets will be you cocoon in bed.
Your brain and heart will fight, being combative.
Your brain will scream, “You’re better off dead.”
But you must know your brain is very very wrong.
It is enough to do the least in fact.
You can and will remain stalwart and strong.
You must live long enough to see your impact
The truth is simply, one day you will not survive,
You, my friend, will one day do more and thrive.
Lea Fitzpatrick is a fiction writer and poet. She's been writing since she could read. Her work has been featured in A Certain Slant. She lives in a small New England town with her hilarious husband, two wild and sweet kids, an orange cat and a lazy beagle.