Hard Knocks

No it isn’t easy When exhaustion sets in it becomes a mental war between your will to keep fighting and that ever present voice telling you to give up Black, blue, sweat, tears, cracked and frayed Your outer appearance may look pristine to the world Your insides raw from the weight of all that has…

Silence

This house is my refuge on most days, four walls and a ceiling keeping me safe from the sun’s rays. The light scares me now but not as much as I scare myself. Loneliness, a constant companion, only taking his coffee break when I force myself to sleep. That’s when the changing of the guards occur….

Awakening of the Warrior

Awakening of the Warrior You hold the lock and key buried within the rising and falling of that borrowed chestEncased in the prison of your ribs she screamsSuffocating, reaching out blindly, seeking the surface Freedom comes at a price high enough to keep the most Brilliant soul chained beneath the thickest of masks Who knew…