Step into the River

( written March 2023)

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It will make you forget.

The demons in your head.

Pour the drink.

Light a cigarette.

Gorge yourself on fast food shit.

Score a hit,

anything to numb the pain.

Wake up the next day.

Things are the same.

No escape.

No quick fix.


Healing is an unending river.

No, pretending will make it right.

Out of sight

but not out of mind.

Step into the river.

Let the water rise.


Let your tears mix with the dirt.




Then do it again.

Until your soul is clean and you are no longer in pain.

Copyright © 2023 Maggie Watson

All rights reserved

Published by In the Shadow of my Pen

Indie Poet and Author✍️ of four collections of poetry. Chronic Fatigue Warrior💪 Volunteer, Solo Traveller✈️ and Yogi🙏. Spilling ink from my heart and soul. My writing is real and raw, so if you are looking for a fairy tale you are on the wrong site!

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