Be Full

Backpacker observing view from mountaintop

**Content warning: Some stories may mention eating disorder thoughts, behaviors, and symptoms. Please use your discretion when reading and speak with your support system as needed.

Be Full

By Kaitlyn Rose

This emptiness that calls
with such urgency
is a lie,

A false promise of safety
and the ability
to Breathe
amidst
the pain.

But empty
is empty,
is nothing.
And empty
turns the pain
to suffering.
Because numbness
only lasts
for a little while,
is transient
like the tides, that pull out sand
from the beach
just to return it back
again.

Be full.
Be whole.
Be bold and big
and unstoppable
in your very being.

You exist.
In cells and space
and laughter and tears.

Just be.
Be the tree that creaks and moves
with the wind,
but stands true
and whole
and still,
No apologies.

Be full.

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