Today, I Woke Up Alive

A poem about me by a dear old friend and mentor, Lori Howsare. One of the people who has still remained by me.

I woke up today. I brushed my teeth and loaded the dishwasher. I folded laundry and took a shower. And for a modicum of time, I felt like a wife and a mother.

Not someone with mental illness. Not someone who feels alone in a crowded room. Not someone who can’t get out of their own way.

And then, of course, like a ton of bricks it hit me and I melt into the couch. This time it is triggered as I am…




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Jude Catapano

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