just because something is over
doesn’t mean it’s over.
does that sound psycho?
it kind of is.
but at the same time,
it’s just the automatic response
of humans to suffering.
an event occurs
last week or in 1994 (whatever)
and part of us stays there.
sure, we tell ourselves we’re over it –
that other people should get over it –
but why does “it” keep popping
into our heads
and our dreams?
why do we tighten up a little bit
in the throat
whenever a memory haunts us
(damn it, if we could only remove those irksome thoughts)
what if part of us IS still there –
with how it felt
to be denied something our hearts required?
if that’s the case, how will
us being there
affect us in current time?
if we need all parts of ourselves
on deck in order to function
in the way we need to
to be well
it would be pertinent to stop proclaiming,
”I’m over it!”
“You need to get over it, too!”
when clearly, based on our dreams and bodily sensations
we’re still sitting in that same location
where we felt hopelessly misunderstood,
how do we call ourselves back to ourselves
from the way back then?
setting an intention to being receptive
to the steps required
would be a powerful intention to set.
like right now. before you close this email.
the cosmos is on your side.