When a Shower Makes It All Clear

Personal (Hope)

When I could no longer feel anything,
all I wanted to do was cry
where no one could hear me.


I stood under the showerhead
and turned the faucet
as far as it would go.


I let the water burn my skin
and the sound of the surge
muffle my tears.


It hurt but at the same time
it felt so good.


I felt like I was alive
for the first time in months.


The pain reminded me
that I still had breath in lungs
and hope in my heart.

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