You are sick, but people assume you aren’t sick.
In fact you are sick, but your illness is invisible.

Your sickness is not on your skin, you have nothing broken,
you don’t have any scars or any other visible sign showing where you are hurt, how you are suffering, why you are suffering.

You have no bruises, but still you are sick.

You are sick, but no-one can see your cold heart is inside a prison; your feelings are trapped into easy assumptions, into useless questions.

You are sick. Why? Have you tried smiling today?
Have you tried exercising? Have you tried eating something else? Have you changed doctor?
Have you tried not being sad, not being depressed, not being ill? Have you tried being healthy?
Have you tried being more like me?

People can’t see your symptoms, but you can’t see their heart beating within them either. Does this mean you should call them “heartless”?

Of course not! So seriously have you just tried to shut up?

Yes, I have tried to do all you asked me above.

And look I am still trying,
BUT still I am sick.

“Sometimes monsters are invisible, and
sometimes demons attack you from the inside.
Just because you cannot see the claws and the teeth
does not mean they aren’t ripping through me.
Pain does not need to be seen to be felt.

Telling me there is no problem
won’t solve the problem.

This is not how miracles are born.
This is not how sickness works”

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