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Her secret is this,
(Though she has been set free)

Sometimes she longs for the

False safety of her prison

Yet wakes up at night in

A sweat

From a nightmare

That she has returned.

Sleep does not welcome her


After that.


Motionless for fear of

Being caught,

She will not blink.

Covers soaked and wrapped around her as if

Some magical

Shield from monsters and beasts.

In the darkness she hides.

She prays

For peace within

A prison of a

Different sort.


Open Your Door


Remember those feelings you have on a day you are struggling.

Perhaps standing still.

Perhaps crawling.

And know that others feel that way.

See them when you look around.

You will recognize them.

Instead of building walls

Against them,


Your door

And step outside to meet them.

Step outside and greet them.

Offer compassion.

Offer love.

For we will never get better

If we do not

Lift each other up.

If we all choose to stay behind walls

And defenses


We will never

Heal as people.