did you know
you are more resilient than you know
He told me one day
as I wrapped my arms around my knees
and sobbed into my shins
it feels like the world decided to play kickball with my heart
and didn’t consult me first.
and I think somewhere my spirit sprung a leak
and all the fight fell right out of me
resilient, He whispered,
look it up.
and I don’t know if I have the capacity to spring right back into shape
(as the dictionary defines it)
but recovery is built into my bones
because He built those bones
and He knew that one day
there would be a game of kickball
and a spirit-leak
and no more fight
but hearts are made for healing
and skinned knees scab over
so cry your cry, darling
but know this:
recovery is in your bones
resilience in your blood
strength in your soul
and even in your salt-water tears.
did you know?