Monday, October 3, 2016

Advice to a Sad Friend

Get a journal. 
Start scribbling. 
Do it. 

Keep it with you. 
Look up. 
Look around. 
Be quiet. 

Write it down. 

Document your 
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.


for j.d.o.

Van Niddy Press   Fall 2016