Leaving the Rez

A year ago,

I wore my anxieties like a fur coat.

My fears consumed me,

And I consumed lies like good gravy.

Hope had been lost because,

I was told I couldn't do it.

That I was being set up to fail.

Today I'm much different.

I try my hardest to heal myself.

I learned to forgive myself for all my faults,

I learned there's beauty all around me,

Most importantly in myself.

I proved to everyone that I could graduate high school,

and that I could pursue my dreams.

I just didn't expect myself to change this fast.

Please, don't give up.

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