Numb senses nothing and everything at once
An acknowledgement of emotional flooding
When the brain unconsciously shuts down
To help us survive through the unbearable.
In our emptiness, we make room for illumination
Tending to our wounds before the truth sets in
Yearning for the ability to feel the missing pieces
While accepting the relief of repression.
In the nothingness, we recognize what we need
Where we have stumbled, our next brave steps,
What makes our souls thrive, what we must release
So that when our hearts finally begin to thaw,
We will no longer feel trapped in our own minds
But able to move cautiously through the resistance
Into the healing that our feeling truly brings.