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,

voided darkness,

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

at last?