"

I’m standing tall after
a wasted war.

I’m holding up. I’m holding up.
Even when the spaces of my spine
remind me of our distance, I don’t
miss you. No, not anymore.

"

"and i’m fighting for me now"
-valentina thompson (via theseoverusedwords)

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"And, my god, I was so brave,
to keep going without you.
To dig through the layers of you
and find myself glowing,
no longer the moth, but the light, itself.
I was so brave to get left by you
and not fall to pieces.
to get left by you and not fall at all."

Caitlyn Siehl, excerpt from Left (via alonesomes)

(Source: noiseandfuss, via heeavyboots)

"

It is such a lovely feeling
to be comfortable in your own skin
and having control of your life
rather than letting the waves own you,
consume you.

We swim in seas
filled with heavy tidal waves
and raging storms but I refuse to drown.
I refuse to drown.
I will dodge lightning
even when the thunder roars in my ear.

It is settling to know that who I was yesterday
perhaps is the worse version of who I will be,
in the future.
And today and tomorrow can only
make me better.

I am in love with this idea
of moving towards better things,
finding a better me,
and never completely losing
the things I know best.

"

A Story A Day #231 by M.D.L

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