He’s just mad because he can’t acquire all the apple juice that I’m acquiring. (x)
when They tell you how to Make It
They use phrases like
“keep your chin up” and
“it will get better, you’ll see”
but you don’t need inspiration.
you need a to do list.
because what They don’t tell you
is that in order to Move On
you actually have to move.
step one: get out of bed.
tuck in your sheets.
straighten your blankets,
tug them tight,
angle the throw pillows just so.
trust me on this.
take a shower - a short one.
put on real clothes and
go for a walk.
just count how many steps there are
from your front porch
to the swingset in the park.
count how many breaths it takes to
make a list of the errands
that slip through the cracks:
then go do them.
a body in motion
tends to stay in motion.
and when you find yourself on the floor
staring glassy-eyed at the woodgrain
you must keep choosing to stand up.
find a monotonous task to get lost in:
sorting vegetables at the food pantry
sweeping kennels at the animal shelter.
your working hands are important
even - especially -
in The Grand Scheme of Things.
you are not meaningless.
when you can’t sleep
make a cup of hot milky tea
eat some cherries
find your college chemistry textbook
and read chapter three
if only to remember that things
come together again.
and no matter how anchored
your heart feels to the floor
and no matter often
your legs sunk beneath you
when you come back to your bed,
to those neatly arranged pillows,
you will be able to say
“this is my bed
and this is my life
and today i Made It”
, repeat tomorrow