and burdens and sorrows and trials and tribulations
come in handy
there’s this strange moment of reconciliation. It wasn’t all for nought. One day your pain will be useful to you, they say.
And maybe it’s that I can help others when the pain is overwhelming.
It’s as if I am actually grateful for the suffering.
the lessons learned
because now, in times of crisis for others, I am stable. I am strong. I am ready.
My suffering turned itself into a balm for healing.
How strange and beautiful.