Happy Anniversary

by Cooper Young

I guess today is my 4th anniversary with this blog. I know I’ve been gone for a while, but starting immediately I’ll be back much more often.

Things were hard for a while. Now they’re harder. Now they’re…unfathomable. A silence has come into my life, one so profound even my thoughts sound unbearably loud. No, I’m not okay. No, you can’t help. No, I neither want nor deserve sympathy.

The only thing you or I can do is pray I learn to turn the pain to poetry, because in the end the words are all we have left.