sadness is like a cold hug.


yet uncomfortable.


it is tears running down your face

and you haven’t been able to smile in 24 hours.


it is laying in bed until you have to get out

and even then,

maybe you don’t get up.


it is wearing sweatpants because you don’t care enough

to look nicer.


it is listening to sad music on repeat

it is the only thing you can relate to.


it is feeling like you are alone

in a room full of people who love you


it is feeling lonely

at 10:30 in the morning

because the only thing that has hugged you in the past 24 hours

is your blanket.





Thank you to community member R.E. for sharing poetry with us once again. You can read R.E.’s previous piece here. You can also find R.E. on Tumblr.

Always remember you are not alone.

You are loved.



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