Persons who have endured long bouts of trauma stress, depression, anxiety, often find it hard to accept in being happy, and accepting comfort as a . The sensation is almost as though they will be tricked out of it, or it will be taken away, or that they just don’t deserve it.
I Think I Might Be Happy
___________________________________________by Heidi Hansen
I might be happy.
A small tiny dot
inside the very middle
of the very middle
pulls at my attention
like puppy at the hem
of my skirt.
A black hole in space
in the center of orbiting galazies
For if nothing is sure,
nothingness becomes a something.
No foes —
Let them attend someone else’s battle.
No fears —
Let them raid someone else’s cupboard.
Jettisoned it like a parachute
that refuses to open
Amidst all that is
Worries like promises
Turn off the noise,
obey the puppy who
is unraveling fabric by the yards
and revealing a certain nakedness
If you or someone you know would like help with trauma stress, contact Heidi D. Hansen, MA at firstname.lastname@example.org, or (360) 609-2646.