May 12, 2019

62 Words to help us Sit with the Heavy Stuff. ~ Ryan K. Russell


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Teach me how to sit with this
How to hold it, and rock it
Until it goes to sleep

Teach me how to love this hurt
Without it destroying me

Teach me to not push away love
And invite heartache

Teach me how to cry
How to smile only when it’s real
How to stop fear from turning me to a liar


author: Ryan K. Russell

Image: Author's Own

Editor: Nicole Cameron

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Andy Sweet Jun 3, 2019 9:02am

Yo your words are so fucking precise! I’m a fan of your writing.

lunadeity May 16, 2019 5:53pm

“Teach me how to cry
How to smile only when it’s real
How to stop fear from turning me to a liar”

Shelley Miller May 16, 2019 6:21am

Right On! Love!

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Ryan K. Russell

Ryan K. Russell is a professional football player in the NFL, a published poet, author, and artist. He began writing around the age of seven when he lost his stepfather in a motorcycle accident. He then realized just how little his biological father was truly in his life. Ryan’s mother relocated him from Buffalo, New York to Dallas, Texas where Russell then fell in love with football. Though his love for football was well known and well celebrated he kept embracing, improving, and exploring his first love of writing. Russell graduated from the prestigious Purdue University and was drafted to the Dallas Cowboys. He saw most of his success with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and is excited to apply the same handwork and dedication to his writing. Russell is now a a published poet with Jack Wild publishing, a contributing editor of Barren Magazine, a fiction author, screenwriter, and NFL free agent. Connect with him on Instagram.