Joie De Vivre

would it matter if I cried?

what if …

I walked to the end of the line

stared the truth down

came head to head with they

who are supposed to be –

only me –

shook myself awake

afraid, not afraid

what if I chose to live

where I should have just died

what if you lied

closed my eyes shut

and whispered in my mouth

“give it another try”.

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