Today I woke up and the day seemed brighter

My brain was less fuzzy, my heart a little lighter

It’s funny how stress and anxiety destroy us inside,

so much so that we don’t always see our own best side

It’s funny how not sleeping can make you feel so shitty

and how getting a little rest suddenly dissolves your self-pity

How your appetite returns and your sarcasm soon after,

and how you realize you even miss the sound of your laughter

The heat is still there, trying to push through

but suddenly you don’t give a shit because you feel like you

It’s funny how something so stigmatized and judged,

can help you be you with that little serotonin nudge


December 2017