Let go! Let me breathe!
My terror and my anger seethe
Beneath the surface, no reprieve
To look at me, you wouldn't believe
That I'm broken
Destined to grieve.
Please relax! Unclench your fist!
Every muscle inside me twists
I'll never reach the end of my list
Of things to do, you get the gist
I beg forgiveness
For all I've missed.
No, don't start! Please don't cry!
Why can't I learn to say goodbye?
Should I fall to pieces or live a lie?
Tempted to give up and get high
I'll never make it
As hard as I try.
Calm yourself! Get a grip!
Hands shaking with my bottom lip
Breathe in deep and screw on the tip
Let it out while into ink I dip
My art, my life
My reality slip.