The silence is disturbing.
I hold my breath and cover my eyes,
Sustaining one last second before the
Overwhelming tears break the barriers
Of a pleasant façade that imprisons me.
My body convulses as pain quietly
Release chains of the long-suffering I
Bestow upon myself.
I withdraw contemptuously,
My mind, my heart, and my body
Shattered and unforgiving.
Confined by the solitude of my own Hell, the burning ache of malevolence
Captures and restrains my soul all over Again.