Natural Instinct

Form: Free Verse

The turning points of life pretty much suck, don’t they?
I knew they were coming as the moments built up
over years, even decades
but still it hit hard, unexpected without invitation
leaving me to weep into the arms of myself
with voices saying “You are so brave!”
but I am not brave for being me
it is not brave to turn away from tear stained pillows
to reach for my own stars in my own sky
it is survival and basic instinct

©JGFarmer2020

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