Thank you, everyone. And yes, writing without a doubt helps. Sometimes, like when I wrote this, I have those moments where I think back and it seems like a different life. I've grown from a lot but at times it's hard looking back and realizing how bad things got. That is all the process of healing and being able to cope and move forward.
The world is a dark place, and Poet on the Piano shares a piece of their own darkness in this write about finding the light after a suicide attempt that led to their containment and subsequent release from an institution. Perfect segues between realism and metaphor create a beautifully sculpted poem about looking for a way to fix a person who has been broken for a lifetime. After multiple reads, this truly touched me, and as dark as it got there is still a glimmer of hope shining in through the darkness.