Breathe as though you were suffocating.
Inhale breaths of fire,
Choke on the dust of apathy,
Step outside yourself
By diving into yourself
Rattle the chains that hold you captive;
The needs that are not needs,
The joys that are not yours,
The norms that you have formed.
The truth is not yours to keep,
Untainted by the fear you think you own;
The fear you think you are entitled to.
Time heals nothing,
And this shall not pass
Unless you do.
Breathe as though you were suffocating
Because you are
And you shouldn’t be
And it’s all in your clumsy hands,
Your burdened heart,
Your restless mind,
All fast asleep in your fears;
The fears that are not there,
That you think you are entitled to.