At Least For Now

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Curled up

Trapped within

A living shell

 

I slam against it

Scratch at it

Work harder than I ever have

 

But even when

It is open

I still am not free

 

I fight towards the surface

Through my world

In the dark

 

Sometimes

I nearly

Lose my breath

 

Other times

I am trapped

Under the weight

Once in a while

I see a flash

Of light

 

But quickly

The dark consumes it

Again

 

Then finally

One wonderful day

I break the surface

 

I awe

At this beautiful new

Addition to my world

 

I know

That this may

Not last

 

I know that

Tomorrow

I could begin to wilt

 

Tomorrow

I could be crushed

Under a boot

 

Tomorrow

A storm

Could wash me away

 

But for now

I push these worries

Away

 

Because

At least for now

I do not care

 

Because

At least for now

I am free

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