I'm trying

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.


Go on.


Keep going.

Deep breath.

You’re not done yet.

I’m trying.

i'm trying

Tanner Olson