There are times of desperation that bring us to our knees.
And makes us acknowledge the hope that we need,
to make our faces up into a smile,
and have the courage to cross the Nile.
Allow yourself time,
for your skin to grow–
new layers atop your wounds.
Allow yourself illness,
to make stronger your frame;
and protect yourself from the unknown.
Allow yourself love,
to allow yourself growth;
for healing is at the heart of them both.