We will swim through.

I’m going to be angry
I’m going to complain
I’m going to tell you
what upsets me
and I expect the same of you
because hiding it
should be saved for relationships
with acquaintances.

In a home
we shouldn’t be quiet
we shouldn’t hold in
we shouldn’t hide away
the parts that are rotted
rather together
we can scrape off the extra
and together
we clean
we heal
the parts oozing of life
because it all
is a part of living.

Being kind
doesn’t happen
by sticking the tape upon our lips
and never speaking
and never feeling all of it
because all of it is living
and without
the truth of our feelings
we cannot
find mental growth.

I’m not always kind
I’m not always polite
for you I will be honest
for you I will learn
to swim through
all the words
all the thoughts
all the actions of others
to get back to here
our home
where we speak
we feel
we allow ourselves
to break from the poisoned waters
coated in lead
and I’ll speak
and I’ll scream
as you speak
as you scream
together
we will sit here
knowing we cannot
stop the outer stressors
rather together we will swim through.

Thanks for reading.
-Temperamentally Tina

Published by Tina

I am a mother that is passionate about early education and a person that relieves stress through art, and writing.

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