Note to Self for Every Morning

Julie Lee

When you choose to gaze at your reflection,

learn to love yourself and set on the path

of healing. Cleanse yourself to humble truths.

Please try to resist the urge to wallow.

You can not save the world today, so please

do not punish yourself for the past and

try not to have glamorous delusions.

Surrender today and choose to exist.

Touch the earth with your hands and let rain fall.

Find a way to laugh in your loneliness.

ABOUT THE WRITER:

Julie is an art student at Carnegie Mellon University who is interested in incorporating poetry into her practice.