Will I Ever
a Poem by Raquel Swann
Will I ever get to be me.
Will you ever get to see me.
I hide away in shadows that move.
Creeping and crawling away from the sun.
Will I ever get to be free.
Will you ever release me.
You do a good job in clipping my wings.
Just enough to keep me at bay.
Will I ever heal from the wounds.
Will you ever stop inflicting them.
Mind your sharp tongue.
It cuts like a blade.
Will I ever love myself again.
Will you ever realize how incomplete I am.
A faceless face, a nameless name.
Lost at sea, in a fog, no hope, no return, thirsty.
Will I be better in the future.
Will you look upon me the same.
If I should return from this a complete person.
Would you then, finally, love the new me?