Solid jaw, ridgeline held, promising
belief, factors controlling a fate future cannot withdraw
nervous attention strapped to a shivering last name
Attention. Right-Face. Parade-Rest.
quick, buttoning up weakness.
stand. solid. unwavering.
faultering anxieties dripping off skin.
Stare; eyes fixating on remembrance of possibilities, memories of love, anything to tear away this nightmare.
aches climbing up every tendon, every nerve, dopamine creating a greater escape than imagination.
Just stand strong.
as strong as your mind can muster.
your weak mind.
you are nothing, unfit to be a particle of dust violently convulsing through a room.
heavily worn expectations weighing, anchoring individuality unto oblivion.
failure. bittersweet but lovingly awarded.