Jaded Expectations


Push through

your jaded expectations.

They’re gonna cut you,

but you’ve been cut before.

They’re gonna snag on your flesh

to try to hold you back,

but you’re gonna push through.


you’ll realize

that they can’t touch you.

That the skin,

and muscle,

and tendon

that is being wounded,

isn’t you.

It’s just a cocoon,

covering what you really are.

Something that cannot be harmed

by the barbs

of jaded expectations,

long knives of betrayal,

or jagged disappointments.


you are made

of something stronger.

So, push through.



DJR – 2023

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