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  • Writer's pictureCrysta Balis

Not Fighting

by Crysta Balis

Photography by Lauren J Tierney - Insta: @ljzissou

I’m not fighting,

I’m complying, submitting, enduring.

I’m not battling,

I’m cooperating, meditating, visualizing.

I’m not a warrior,

I’m a mother, daughter, sister, and wife.

I wield not a sword,

But a pen, cardigan, and hot tea.

I’m not tough,

I’m bruised, bald, and bloated.

I’m not stoic,

I’m shaken, fearful, and tired.

I’m not losing or winning,

I’m tolerating, and persisting.

I’m not beating or defeating

I’m watching, waiting, hoping.

I’m not resisting,

I’m allowing, breathing, being.

I’m not fighting.

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Catherine Mcgovern
Catherine Mcgovern
Sep 13, 2020

You are perfect ❤️

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je.translations1
Sep 04, 2020

So, so beautiful, Crysta, as always.

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ghosh
Sep 04, 2020

Honest beautiful and inspirational! Look forward to meeting you in San Diego at some point---

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Rachael Mason
Rachael Mason
Sep 04, 2020

Darling, in this situation, persisting IS winning. The victory is in your own heart. You are so beautiful it's painful.

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kathymw2
Sep 04, 2020

and, you are SO not alone.

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