common difference

But what if : I

only understand how to exist in the miserable,
thrive under the duress of fear,
know unwittingly how to play victim again and again.

what if what if : I am the same, the common thread in all the stories or at least the only one I can see…

Of course : I

want to be more than the sum of all the terrible things that have happened to me,
wish to experience joy and live without fear,
believe I can make choices, come out the survivor.

Of course of course : I believe at the end of it all that I am the difference.

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One thought on “common difference

  1. Amen… I love how you said “the sum of all the terrible things that have happened to me”. We are all so much more than that, though it is hard to see past the pain at first. God bless you!

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