Recovery Means New Scars

The path of
recovery is
quicksand, my
cement feet
legs strain
fingers of the past
pull me back
grab my legs
clutch at the folds of my pants and the
tail of my shirt.
I stumble forward
grazing my cheek and palms,
scraping my knees
on my recovery road.

Recovery means
new scars
won in
I choose to
as I get up and
move forward
once again.



Kelly Wilson

Kelly Wilson is an author and comedian who entertains and inspires with stories of humor, healing, and hope. She is the author of Live Cheap and Free and Don’t Punch People in the Junk. Her latest book, Caskets From Costco, is a finalist in the 18th annual Foreword Reviews’ INDIEFAB Book of the Year Awards. As a survivor of childhood sexual abuse, Kelly writes and speaks about finding hope in the process of recovery. Through both stand-up and improv comedy, she brings laughter to audiences of all ages using a wide range of subject matter, including silly songs, parenting stories, and jokes and anecdotes revolving around mental health issues. Kelly Wilson currently writes for a living and lives with her Magically Delicious husband, junk-punching children, dog, cat, and stereotypical minivan in Portland, Oregon.

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