When you brace for the impact

You don’t experience the whole effect

Your muscles tighten and eyes squint

Hands balled into fists

Feet press down on invisible brakes

You hurt yourself more than anything

Maybe you should embrace the impact

Fully take it all in wanted or not

Accept every last bit coming your way

Take a hold of the good and the bad

Release what isn’t needed

The impact comes sooner or later

Choose to embrace rather than brace


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Kelli J Gavin
Kelli J Gavin lives in Carver, Minnesota with Josh, her husband of an obscene amount of years and they have two crazy kids. She is a Writer, Professional Organizer and owns Home & Life Organization and a small Jewelry Company. Look for Kelli’s first book of short stories and poems in 2019. You can find her work with The Ugly Writers, Sweatpants & Coffee, Writing In a Woman’s Voice, The Writers Newsletter, Writers Unite!, Academy of the Heart and Mind, The Rye Whiskey Review, Spillwords, Mercurial Stories, 121 Words, HerStry, Ariel Chart, The Basil O’Flaherty, PPP Ezine, Southwest Media, Otherwise Engaged, Pleat her Skin, Paper.Li, The New Ink Review, among others. Find Kelli on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @KelliJGavin

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Jake Yñota
Jake Yñota

i now realize that Im not ebracing the impact of what im doing

Sim Soria
Sim Soria

Let go of the things that makes you unworthy. Always be positive in life and release the bad vibes away ?

Rodel Cabil
Rodel Cabil

Avoid unecessary things, only absorb positive things that can make you feel better and happy.

Rohm Mendoza
Rohm Mendoza

Hold the positivity and throw the negativity.

Cezhmita Lei
Cezhmita Lei

1. I think why people are settling for a long distance relationship is because they only thinking is about their future. They already know that it is hard but it is a little price to pay for a lifetime chance relationship. 2. Once my current boyfriend went into his house in batangas to take care some business. At first, it is hard for me to grasp our situation, it took days for me to accept it. I’m quite used that we are always together so this kind of new environment is new experience for me. I’m sure afraid and doubts… Read more »