The cloudy, dreary, misty haze;
surrounding, enveloping and enclosing.
She turns her head this way and that;
but can't seem to find a way out of this place.
Running faster but getting nowhere
except right back where she started.
Feelings of despair, loneliness and hopelessness;
threaten to hold her prisoner forever.
Trying so very hard to break free of the chains that hold her back;
but always seeming to return to this place.
Nowhere to run, nowhere to hide;
facing these demons the only option left open.
Looking for one tiny sliver of light;
one glimpse of peace,
one inkling of hope.
Refusing to give in;
refusing to quit
but tired all the same.
Eyes closing for a moment;
just a quick respite.
She awakes with a new sense of purpose;
determined to find a way out
and start over again.