I close my eyes and breathe in deep.
Imagine a different world.
A world that isn’t chaos spinning round and round
Defining me, coaxing me, forcing me
to smile, to laugh, to be strong.
At times, I want to fall to my knees and
hide in darkness.
Cover my head to block the insanity.
All around me the mad hatter spins round and round
I fight to breathe,
Close my eyes and breathe in and out
Waiting for love to remain.
My world in nature envelops me
My world in music soothes me.
I find solace-
When all around me madness reigns
I can find peace and calm
When given time-
I am not perfect
I am not invincible
I need a hand to hold some days
I need a shoulder to lean on some days.
I am human,
Just like you.