I need the type of person who
Can understand me even when I’m silent.
Maybe especially then. When my
Voice has been arrested by
Seemingly endless despair,
I need you to remind me
That there is still something
In this life to look forward to.
Something that gives me more
Comfort than ending this pain.
This life has beaten me down.
Kindness has hidden away from me
For years, and maybe that is why I
Cannot find it in myself to even
Establish boundaries. Boundaries
Are just lines on a map I do not possess
Because I am too busy justifying –
Too busy telling myself about the
Trauma of others to care about
What I am putting myself through.