I know it hurts but try not to run from it,
because all of those melancholy moments
that hasten together in a blur
of anxiety and hopelessness
are more important than you can imagine.
I know you’re angry but try not to dwell in it,
but revel in everything that you feel
because even though you dread it
those emotions are the only thing that’s real.
And they’re responsible for all of you’re most complex
ideas and insights
even if you don’t understand at first
they’ll be back to remind you the next night.
But I urge you to welcome them in,
and offer them a place to stay
so that you might begin to discuss
what to make of the way
you’ve been feeling.