you are not
where you are
nor are you
where you have been
and you will not be
where you are going

which is not to say
that none of this matters
it just might not matter
so much

from what i can tell
it mostly depends
on what you make it mean
which means it just might be
as good as imagining

so perhaps you imagine
something good
something better
something sweeter

are never just
what they appear to be
need i remind you
that there is no such thing
as a reality
rather what you see
is determined by how you be

you get to choose
how you relate
to what’s in front of you
you get to choose
how you let life impact you
and i have never met a person
who couldn’t choose something kinder
who couldn’t imagine something gentler
something more empowering

so let yourself be impacted
and let yourself bend
but do not break
do not yield
soften sure
but never forget
you are not what you saw
you are not what was done to you
you are not even what you did

so say sorry if you need to
change if you want to
leave if it’s time
let go
and remember
to forget
what no longer
serves you

because you my friend
are not where you are
nor are you where you have been
or are you where you are going

you are
who you
to be

❤️ emily joy rosen

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