It started raining today before the clouds showed up
I’ve been chasing my tail in efforts to be enough
Slept through my alarm, cramps hitting hard,
Mom’s asking me about the broken-down car
I’m falling behind. The week hasn’t started and I want to give up, but,
You have to grin and bear it
You put up a fight
It’s the only way to break into light, happiness, laughter.
That’s what they tell me,
Even after I’ve fallen to the ground
They walk on by
“You’re not livin’ til you’re dyin’!”
What a gross goddamn lie.
And even if it’s true, it’s an awful thing to say.
Not everyone’s brains work that way
You don’t throw another stone at a person whose given up
Give them a hand when they’re feeling stuck
It won’t make the clouds go away,
But sometimes it helps to face the day