i’m masking

i’m masking
i’m asking you
to help me quiet
the voices inside my head
that tell me
that i can’t

this fear
this sphere
around me
is a poisonous cocoon
its safety comes
at the cost
of slow suffocation

a part apart
has come together
to gather
the pieces of my self
and leave me prone

until there is no more you
to pull me out of
this suffocating fear


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