I'm trying

I'm trying written to speak tannerjolson

I’m trying.

Sometimes it’s all I have to say.

I’m trying.

I’m tempted to think these two words are a cop out or an excuse, a cry from the weak.

But sometimes life is heavy and hard and all the things we don’t want it to be.

And these are the words that are left:

 

I’m trying.


They’ve become exhausted and are exhausting to say.

I’m trying.

Out of breath.
You’re okay.
Inhale.
Go on.
Exhale.
Keep going.
Deep breath.
You’re not done yet.

I’m trying.

And sometimes that’s all we can say.

And I want to believe these two words are enough; to believe I am enough.

And I know these two words aren’t the end even when I feel far away from today.

I’m trying.

Out of breath.
You’re okay.
Inhale.
Go on.
Exhale.
Keep going.
Deep breath.
You’re not done yet.