Luxurious States of Being

Freedoms
Love
Health (subtext, mental stability)
Movement

You are less likely to take such luxurious states of being
for granted
When you haven’t had it.

Furthermore,
Their discovery becomes cathartic
When what was lost and has been restored.

Though it can be harder to identify,
Sometimes the experience is…
It is unrecognizable.

And the lost luxuries leave you feeling
unseasoned, but also unspoiled.
Their resurgence
overtakes senses and emotions
and confronts all decision-making,
thought-processing faculties.
And you behave in way that
contradicts every convention
you were ever spoon-fed
and you behave naturally.

And it occurs to you
that by having lost
Your Freedom,
or your Love,
your health,
your movement
that you have been made stronger
and more resilient
and more grateful.

And even though your luxury has returned,
you have not lost the lessons.
You are that much richer for the experience.
and it feels amazing.

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About Jessica Lee

Jessica is a twenty-something poet who performs most of her work on stage in Spoken Word. She has found writing therapeutic since she was child, and has pursued it ceaselessly. She enjoys writing even the most fleeting thoughts and dreams as SensicalRavings. Between long retail shifts, she enjoys writing observational pieces (always with a slant) of locally relevant subjects as ALLGainesville. If you appreciate inspiring, coming-of-age suppositions, become a follower. Though it's not always roses, it's raw!

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