Stay sane, they said.

In the middle of the noise

that never stops.

In the middle of sadness,

in the middle of sorrow.

Stay sane, although

your mind is always

triggered, twisted, blown away.

Stay sane when all others

want a piece of your time,

attention, energy, you.

Stay sane while people that

hurt you, are still around you.

Stay safe, while people

supposed to protect you

attack you, hurt you,

harass you.

Stay sane while your health

is challenged and your heart

is ignored, sometimes even by you.

Stay sane, they said.

I can’t, you thought. But

in the middle of it,

(you didn’t know)

you did.