How I breathe today 

When I reflect

When I stop

When I think about

Where I come from

All I feel is pain

An agony so piercing

An agony so deep

It is all consuming

This agony I feel

What I wouldn’t give

For it not to be real

These images of my past

And all the pain that they bring

Thankfully they do not last

Because I shut them away

This is how I survive

This is how I breathe today

Nyx

Watch the words you say

Watch the words you say because no one wants to hear them

Watch the words you say or you might reveal some sadness

Watch the words you say or their reactions may disappoint you

Watch the words you say because they are not strong enough

Watch the words you say because you are