This Is Heavy Work

no one said it would be easy
though many have misconceptions,
they’re only words after all.

don’t be fooled.
this is heavy work,
this digging up bones
and dredging through the muck
of horror and heartbreak.

one must be careful.
it would be so easy to get stuck,
to wallow in the shit
and feel sorry for yourself.
you can’t do that.

this is heavy work.
you have to focus on results,
on how words can heal wounds,
not just for yourself
but for all who will listen.

Author: Dan Steven Erickson

Dan Steven Erickson is a great undiscovered American songwriter.