Thu, 06/13/2019 - 00:30 -- Just219

Blissful sleep

All consuming me

Quiet and timid

Like the rain that sprinkles on my skin

Breathe out, breathe in

I’ve been here before

The depression has shaken me to my core

From a young age

I’ve been so afraid of the stage

Not wanting to be seen

But hurting

Breathe out, breathe in

Quietly peaking through my shell

Or rather my cell

Thoughts fighting to get out

Why must I be filled with self doubt


I’ve been here before

But a boat is meant for more than the shore

I’m not sure the moment when I embraced my self

When I told all how I felt

When I begin embracing my skin

Black, gay, male

All thoughts I use to keep to myself

Breathe out, breath in

Breathe out, breathe in

This is not your destruction

But rather your awakening


This poem is about: 
My community


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