Window of opportunity has cracked open…
solitude again, at last, albeit brief…
fresh air of relief washes over my face
even as fear and apprehension taunt me.
Am I brave enough?
I’ve ruined or missed
every chance I’ve had in this life.
It’s clear I’m nothing but mass destruction,
bringing heavy misery to all I love.
Cursed like Cassandra to carry the burden
and weight of truth in a world
where only pretty lies are valued
Can I believe in myself just enough
to stop the incessant suffering I bring