Every step is a huge effort. Every word hurts,
as they drop from my broken lips.
Agony remains pent up in my being,
because being honest is not an option.
Tears of pain, that I must hide. Bite my lip,
don’t let them see me cry. Self-hatred, black
and dark, so dark, digging deep into my soul.
I am trying to not drown, but no one is offering me
a hand up. People see me struggling, but offer no help.