Little moments of stolen joy,
Forgotten lives crawl upon my face
Itching it up and into a smile
White teeth bright to blind anyone looking deeper.
Oh, how weak strong can be,
So tired and weary from holding it all up
Like Atlas, world upon my back
Weeping and sweating with the weight.
How can I be brave?
When I never learned to fly
Only falling for every sly ploy
A piece of sky shattered onto the ground.
Legless traveler, reach on
Out into the world with heartstrings and joy
Finding your innocence with blind hands
Taught not to see your beauty.
Eyes close, slipping tears into my pillow
Smugglers of sadness out into the abyss
Leaving me empty in the daylight
Free to smile again.