What is, "exhaustion"?
Exhaustion is being 22,
finally telling your father
how you were molested
at 6 years old by your own bloodline.
Exhaustion is saying sorry
on repeat for the distress
of the situation thinking
that's what YOU caused,
but you had no say.
You were little. And fragile.
And while you are still fragile,
You've also turned into a raging hurricane
of painful experience turned positive.
You've grown so much in these 16 years
and that 6 year old is so grateful for you
and your hurricane of feminine strength.
So, while you may be exhausted,
This is not our first go around at it.
It comes in different forms, not once
from lack of sleep, but regardless you
rest your soul and stand up to fight.
However threatening exhaustion may be,
it cannot kill you if you don't roll over and let it suffocate you.