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When pain clings like ivy, when my mind spins a cyclone,

When I want to retreat and when I want be on my own.

When I try to ride it out and make sense of what I want to say,

When I feel lonely and I know I just can’t stay.

I know these times reduce me to shadow, but I hold on to that flicker of light

That just needs time, just needs time to burn bright.

So, no matter what’s fighting me, conquering my mind, body and soul

I’ll try to feed that flame daily, so, in time, I’ll be whole.

Forgive me if I’m casting a low glow – this is sometimes how it gets.

I promise you I’ll return for my sun never truly sets.