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Catriona Keith

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To write one hundred hopeful words every day for one hundred days


You are worth getting blisters for

And losing precious sleep

You are worth waiting in the cold

And listening to music I hate

Reading books that make me sad

And the empty pangs of need

Spending money I can’t afford

Feeling too anxious to eat.

You are worth every reckless thought

And every hopeful dream

The inevitable disappointments

The teenage tongue-tied squirming

Agonizing over every word. Giving meaning to silence. And glances.

I expect nothing, because I love this kind of pain

I can stomach this, and so much more, not to feel numb again.

Because You're Worth It