my being wanes as the seasons change

AN ORIGINAL POEM BY SIERRA NAPIER

am I lonely,
or am I isolating myself?
my limbs can’t handle this chill that
freezes everything except my tears and
why am I crying again?

how many hours have passed without
a laugh? a hug?
these trembling fingers couldn’t possibly
put me back together.

how can you find the sun if
you’re too weak to crawl out from
the darkness that swallows all
your hope and
why am I crying again?

no one is going to help because
you plaster that smile on your face and
force light into your eyes so
no one will think something’s wrong but
something is.

remember, what freezes will thaw.
don’t be afraid just
be your own sun.

(Originally Published February 5, 2020)

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