I am drowning

September 13, 2018by Wanjiku J. Kiarie0

I am drowning

I am drowning in sorrow

I am drowning in loneliness

I am drowning in expectations

Society’s expectations

My own expectations


I need a break

I need to step out

I need a timeout

I need to breathe

Breathe without effort

Breathe and fly away


Do you see my swallowed tears

Do you hear my silent wailing

Do you see my hollow heart

Do you hear my veiled call for help


Calling without opening my mouth

Calling yet pretending not to need help


Can you see beyond the smile

Can you see beyond the laughter

Can you see beyond the accumulated wealth

Can you see beyond the physical


Can you see me?

Do you want to see me?

Can you hear me?

Do you want to hear me?

Maybe I should just float away

After all nobody knows me

They only know what they see

They will not miss me

They will only miss what they saw






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