Stay of Execution

Why do I have to cry

in front of a stranger

when there is no sign

of imminent danger.

what must they

all think of me

or are they

too embarrassed

and pretend not to see.

My life is consumed

by thoughts of sadness

replacing the days that

were once filled

with gladness.

A never-ending cycle

of doubt and worry

has left me on my knees

and my vision blurry.

I cannot find any

possible solution

or any reason for

a stay of execution.

Looking towards

the heavens

I pray once more

that if there is a way out

can they show me the door.

silhouette of person standing near calm sea
Photo by Engin Akyurt on

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