It’s okay to feel broken and forsaken
in all this time it has taken
to escape and be free
and become what you’re meant to be.
It’s okay to feel a burning rage
even as you turn over the last page
of what you were and who you are
and your journey so far.
It’s okay to let out a tear
despite the pain that may disappear
so you can finally live in peace
and feel the pain cease.
Photo courtesy of Sammie Vasquez