I Get You.
By Alex Charleton
I get you.
I get you when you feel like the day will never turn around,
When you feel like you’ve lost love for yourself and it can’t be found.
I know the pain of feeling like a stranger in your own body,
and the search for anything to fill that yearning to be some body.
I get you
I get the thoughts you have about believing you are unworthy
The unsafeness, the unsettledness, and un-sureness; all of it unnerving.
I relate to the feeling of being trapped, with no energy to fight
I know the dis-ease when the skin feels too tight.
The distance from your power and strength, I know all too well.
More than you know, I get you.
Close your eyes and hear my words, as I connect to your shadows.
You are not broken; the waters will soon change shallow.
Your doubt is an opening for the person you are becoming.
But the truth is, you are perfect already, making no space for numbing
Your hurt holds the tension where your power and strength can thrive
Your essence is strong and alive
You are held in the gentle hands of the universe
It is okay if some days feel so unbearable, go ahead and curse.
Know that I get you
You will still be loved; there is no doubt.
May you move through your hurt and look to your body
As a source of wisdom and an entity to befriend along the journey
Because dear one, I get you.
Though your body may seem like the culprit of your pain,
The suffering is wrapped up in your attempts for it to be tamed
The truth is, this custom vessel you live in
Is the source of freedom, desperately wanting you to be a-kin.
Along your journey, you will re-discover
That you are capable of self-love; more than any prospective lover.
I get you.
Love, an ED therapist.
Born and Raised on the West coast, I love living among the trees and alongside the ocean. I thrive off of connection. I am a curious creature who loves learning about people and seeing them for who they truly are. I have a big heart, and give all my support to the special people in my life. My core values are integrity, empathy, open-mindedness, and family. If I am not elbow deep in school work, you can find me free styling with recipes in the kitchen, or meditating near the water.