The only thing
We can do
Is turn it all off
And keep moving forward
Survival is a tricky thing
You go on living
But too often
You don’t feel like
You survived
The thing you survived
At least not on the inside
And so
I’ll take a breath
Maybe two
And turn things off
And take a step forward
I have no idea
If it’s the right direction
But really
Anyplace is better than here
I have no doubt
That I’ll look over my shoulder
From time to time
Remembering where I was
Where I’ve been
That’s the thing about surviving
You always seem to leave
A trail of blood
To remind you
The things you’ve survived