A Silent Universe – An Excerpt From Discovering Sunshine

“a silent universe”

my lungs have screamed a million times
air escaping in a desperate cry for help

my hands have grasped at straws in the dark
clung to every inch of loose sanity they could find

my legs have run from strangers, run from demons
run from the pain inside my own chest and hoped for escape

my heart has ached for a girl who only wanted answers
for a teenager begging for someone to show her how to heal herself

and when my lungs gasped for air, when my arms reached out desperately
when my legs collapsed in pain, when my soul shattered and cried out into the night

the universe answered with silence; a destructive noise that broke me down and re-birthed me