Piecing Me Back Together

Piecing Me Back Together – A poem by Nell Valle

My love sees me

He knows there’s more behind my quiet exterior

He listens to my story

And makes me feel heard 

When I struggle I am no failure to him

We understand its human

All the tears I have held back

I can release 

Feelings are clear and addressed

Not suppressed like before

It’s healthy and okay 

To

Not

Be

Okay 

Too many of me have been silenced in the past and now

What about the future? 

I embrace him and he pieces me back together

Nell Valle

INSTAGRAM: @nellbell_art

TWITTER: @ValleNell

WEBSITE: https://eleanorvalle828.wixsite.com/nellbellart

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