Sunken eyes because they’re heavy
From the weight of salty, transparent liquid
A symbol of grief, heaps of emotions I’ve been forced to bury
Is it okay if I cried?
Stopped in my tracks out in the open
It’s these images in my head
They’ve left me broken
Spiritually encompassing my physical form
Is it okay if I remembered?
Blood trickling down from bleeding eardrums
Who said internal screams were harmless
In these moments where the world stands still
And time as we know it seizes to exist,
Is it okay if I gave way to my memories?
Sleep evades me
And food has lost its taste
Publicly falling apart so the whole world can see
With nothing but priorities misplaced,
Is it okay if I just surrendered?