Monday, October 3, 2016

Advice to a Sad Friend


Get a journal. 
Start scribbling. 
Now. 
Do it. 

Keep it with you. 
Look up. 
Look around. 
Be quiet. 
Notice. 
Listen. 
Write it down. 

Document your 
experiences 
for your own posterity
to remind your future self 
what a shitty mess this felt like 
and how 
in the end 
it was nothing more
than a small blip. 

Turn your suffering 
into beauty.
You'll be glad you did
and so will we. 

Chin up, dearest.


-Ken


for j.d.o.


Van Niddy Press   Fall 2016