Oblivious to feelings and people that care,

It’s easier to switch off, there’s less weight to bare,

An objective to learn and just to survive,

But a need to feel pain, so I know I’m alive.

The consistent pressure to be in control,

But allowing another to temporarily take that role,

To stop being independent and compliant,

For just a moment to feel less defiant.


A mind in overdrive and that needs a break,

But without putting too much at stake,

Naturally dominant and yet so fragile,

Is why I allow myself a time to be agile.


It doesn’t take a genius to survive,

It just takes a moment to feel alive.