The Absence of Restraint
I am maintaining, though barely alive,
I am holding onto my hope, praying it’s not false…
I have held these tears for too long,
I have tortured myself enough.
I am finally alone, leave me to weep,
I am falling on my knees, no longer able to stand…
I will let my tears fall openly with no one to catch them,
I will torture myself no longer.
This is the beginning of my strength and the end of my fear…