Thirteen Ways to Believe
- When you are surrounded by wolves. They are hungry, and the fire has gone out.
- You are told no to a question that you haven’t even asked yet. Then, you ask it, anyway.
- In the middle of a battle, when everything seems lost, and even your soul feels bloody.
- Tentatively, as if the rug’s about to vanish underneath your feet. Only, there is no rug. Only, those aren’t your feet.
- With everything that you have – and a few things that you’ve borrowed from someone else’s smile.
- The pronouns are all wrong and the syntax is broken – but you write the sentence nevertheless.
- You are walking a tightrope, blindfolded. Then, someone sets it on fire.
- You find yourself a desert. It is nighttime. All the monsters have come out.
- Immaculately, while are your sins are blazing.
- After all the words have become weapons, after the silence feels like a bomb inside your chest, after all the dull things have turned sharp – and it hurts to breathe or smile.
- Between I love you and a separation. Between hi and everything else.
- When everyone doubts you loudly, like ghosts wailing at the night. You say nothing in return. You do not need to.
- Quietly, as a fire that builds, unconcerned with the world or the wind. Perfectly, because some things are as true you almost never dared to think.
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