Sitting with those I love,
Slowly you creep into my body.
Overwhelming feelings of fear, sadness anger denial.

Causing me to isolate, desperately looking for answers,
Ways to cope without showing signs,
Putting on a happy face so you don’t worry.

Days go by without answers, thoughts of running as fast
as I can just to yell, cry, regroup, mend my soul.

Tomorrow I will try again.

--Elida D., Adult