when i get back to normal –
wait – was there ever a normal for me?
if so, how far back would i have to go?
and would i even recognize “normal”
if it hit me in the face?

OK then . . .

after i'm all better –
uh – will there someday be such a time?
when everything is fine, and if there is,
how long will i have to wait
until it actually comes true?

How about . . .

once i am over this –
but – is it really something you can “get over?”
or is it something that stays with me
for better or worse, making me both:
a part of me – for good?

Or maybe . . .

after i've recovered,
when i am restored,
once i have healed,
gone past survivor –
to thriver . . . ?

So . . .

how do you say it
and what does it mean
and when will it be
and how will I know
when it is enough?

Maybe . . .

this is
as good as it gets . . . ?


Edited by traveler (07/03/14 12:29 AM)
Edit Reason: tweak
"Tell your heart that the fear of suffering is worse than the suffering itself... And that no heart has ever suffered when it goes in search of its dreams, because every second of the search is a second's encounter with God and with eternity." - Paulo Coelho