It is so very difficult to go back and face the past. Wounds that have healed begin to bleed again. My heart hurts and my soul weeps at all the loss that I have suffered throughout the years. Even the good thoughts make me cry because I know I can’t ever go back to that time. I am haunted by so many things but I continue to write. Everyone has a story, but what sets us apart are the little details that we are terrified to reveal. The mistakes, the addictions, and the abuse… that is what I struggle with. I hope that I am able to exhale when I finish writing my life story. Once that story is out then I can write without feeling haunted inside.
Kelly Blake 2017