wake up call.

and a clean room won’t keep you safe

no matter how many borders you build
with neatness
and rules
rigor and control

you’ll never escape
what it means to be human

false comforts
don’t have to be devious
or hedonistic
to be destructive

you can stifle the life force
suffocate the breath
will all those
externals
you believed
would keep you safe

and what is safety, anyway ?
how safe
can one be
when she’s numbed
from her own soul
her own essence

i want to be free
of the self-imposed
ties that bind

too many rules
too many reasons not to

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