“It gets better.”
Let me tell you this – it doesn’t automatically get better.
The world is divided into the bullies and the bullied.
And if you were bullied, you are quite likely being bullied now, and may always be bullied, and may think that’s the way it is, and not know the way it could be.
And if those rat bastards who bullied you then are still alive today, it was never better for them, and probably never will be, because
they were likely bullied at home, and took it out on you.
(And if you are now, or ever were, a bully, stop reading. This is not for you. Fuck you. I remember you.)
So that’s out of the way.
Let me tell you this – let me tell you what happens.
The people who love you will die.
The people who say they love you will lie.
You can be replaced, and will be someday.
The government doesn’t care about you.
The universe is one big bully sometimes, believe it.
You have to decide what and who is true,
and what true is to you.
Watch out for love
Watch out for the ones who throw the word at you like a game of dodgeball
until they smash you to the ground, and walk away.
Love doesn’t come with a blue ribbon you pin on your sweater, and parade it around, until it’s time to take it off and put it in a box.
It is absorbed through the skin, stealthily entering your blood, pulsing through your veins, and re-inventing your cells.
Love changes you, for better or worse.
Though it doesn’t get better in the blink of an eye, you might get these once in a while…
Swimming pool days, windy beach nights, parties where everyone ends up in the kitchen, parties that turn into dances, loud restaurants with singing and toasts, and first, and second, and never ending kisses….
And friends who love you, and who you love so deeply, that you don’t ever have to hear the words.
These are the pictures that no one can burn.
Let me tell you what it does get.
It gets harder, and scarier, and more complicated, but when you keep learning what to do
And bob, and weave, and stay on your toes
You will outdo the bullies, every time.
And then it gets better, because you get better.