I Put On Real Clothes Today

The daily struggle to accomplish simple tasks is daunting when you suffer chronic pain and deep-seated depression.

I put on real clothes today

Taking such care in their choosing

Each piece laid aside for another

As it became clear what wasn’t working

Becoming frustrated in my efforts to be pretty

When all I really wanted was comfort

What looks so effortless to others

Is such a burden to me

But I put on real clothes today

Just leggings and a soft tee

My favorite socks and teal chucks

Not much different than most days

But I put on real clothes today

For the first time since I can remember

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