what is normal?

When you find yourself starting to break,
The vulnerability
Can seep out through the cracks
At the most inopportune times;
Asking for help in all the wrong places,
Shouting into the void;
Seeking help within normal society
Where the social norm isn’t normal,
Where we can’t express our emotions
But instead must be ‘okay’.

starry night

The stars keep me company

In the dead of night,

For they are dead too;

Ghosts of galaxies,

Cemeteries of civilizations

Never known;

And so I whisper my secrets to them,

Knowing they are gone,

And by the time my words reach them,

I will be too.