IDK, but I’m here

Written by Emilee Trudo

To all the hopefuls who lost hope

the lovers who lost love

the dreamers who lost their dreams

the believers who lost faith

the lively ones who lost life

the determined who lost their thirst

the peace-keepers who lost the keys

the kind who lost their softness

their zest for the life

their purpose

to those who lost themselves

I have no solutions to offer

no advice

no recovery plan

but I do have these long warm arms

and two open hands

two validating eyes

and a pair of listening ears

a comforting smile

energy to hold space for quite awhile

’cause if I’ve learned anything

it’s that connection is key

and might just

save a life.