the challenge

i realized too young
that my fate had already
been carved out for me
in my bones, the ache
for escape
but every nerve ending
in my body tells me to forget
forget, free yourself. 
Sanctuary is only there
until it's not
the safest I've ever felt is
drowning
deeper
deeper
but at peace
sputtering into those lights you see
when you're like me
sometimes my body tells me it's okay
lay down with the devil
he'll keep you warm
when the storm rages inside and out
she'll stop me though
saying it wasn't all a dream
your bones may be stuck in one place
but you have skin and blood and soul and nerves
that help you feel the universe
use it and you will be whole again