If you’ve been locked out
don’t hang around.
Don’t wait for days in a doorway,
and martyr yourself for attention.
Don’t cry for long, at least.
Lift your splintered knees.
Ignore the sharp pains of unmet emotional needs.
the pain is a real thing.
Comfort with writing
A bubble bath is a soothing aloe,
a home-cooked meal is a warm embrace,
clean laundry and a clean bedroom
are lullabies that cradle you while you lie awake.
You cannot truly live
if you are not every bit truly healthy.
Take care of yourself,
that is your hide-a-key.