Lost in thoughts and emotions
Tired of pretending everything is ok
I’m not ok
I’m lost in the wilderness that is this new normal
Locked in the dark recesses of my mind
Locked inside the box that has developed around me
Locked out of happiness and joy
Locked from the progression of life
Crying endlessly mourning profusely
When will this season end, when will my beginning begin again?
Hope is a dream unreachable, a goal unfulfilled
Hope is a falsehood a faint point of recognizable deceit
Is it all a dream?
Or is the reality the dream we couldn’t believe to be true?
Tony L. Jefferson, Jr. 2014