do not look at me

do not touch me
do not look at me
i want to hide away for 10,000 years
i will protect myself with seashell armor and emotional barriers

until i’ll never be hurt again
until i’ve learned what it means
to stop feeling the sting of lonely when you isolate
i feel i can cry out in words and pictures only

i’m ready to become a recluse
i’m ready to raise the bar
everyone wants me to get better but i will find comfort in my home
i must find comfort in something

i wore a crown once and knew praise
i wear dirt on my cheeks now to cover my face
reputation ruined over some man, how many times has this happened
i dig deep and find a way to keep taking deeper breaths

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