Behind a fortress, I am safe from the madness that is outside surrounding me and I can feel them closing in, alerting my senses.  

It can be suffocating— I can feel my heart breaking because behind these walls can be so lonely but being alone is where I truly feel free.


I found myself
in an empty room
hearing the sound
of my own thoughts,

as I breathe
in and out
filling the space
with unsaid doubts—

I try to scream it out
but the echoes are

just too loud,

as I hear my voice
speaking out
I immediately
covered my mouth. 

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