all of her life, she had heard, “just survive a little longer. it gets better.“
when surviving became something she couldn’t stand anymore, she began to fight like hell and take back what was rightfully hers; a life. a smile. a heart. a soul. a mind. all that makes a human more than just a body.
she became selfish with all of it. and you know what, she wears them all now like the sky wears stars at night. when knowing what you want is not what you need anymore, surviving will never be enough.
–Zachary C. Douglass