Ah, the benefit of hindsight. It’s too late to worry about it now: just take what you’ve got and make the most of it. ALSO stop using the word stress because it is only making things worse. You’re a writer, dammit! BE MORE CREATIVE.
The fog, now lifting:
Mists recede: enlightenment
Defined through pain: revealing
As consciousness shifts; within
It has come to this
Line in the sand: drawn, ignored
Facts instead embraced.
Sometimes, to start fresh
Reach out, ask for help.