In the process of recovery 

Rehabilitating a spirit crushed

Building myself up from a broken foundation

The place where a half-built wall once stood

Each day is faced with distraction

No time for contemplation

Each night is faced with eyes wide open

Open until midnight hours

Open until they burn

Open so that I know my brain won’t have time to think 

When they are finally closed 

I search for an anthem of newness and clean slates

Of forgiveness so I can forget

I seek faces unseen and conversation unheard

Places where my dreamland is safe from pain

And my reality is granted the same 

In this process of recovery, my feet will stand

Rooted firmly to the ground 

For I have been knocked down for too long

Not to finally pick myself back up again