Shattered pieces lay all around me.
Pieces of a mirror,
a mirror that once reflected the lie I had become.
I stand still, look around.
Do I dare move?
Take the first step?
But really, haven’t I already taken that step?
I look down at my hands,
what have I done?
The mirror was all I knew.
It was a mask,
a mask to keep me safe.
Now it's gone,
I feel like everyone is looking at me,
though no one is in the room.
All the pain I hid inside is finally coming out.
All the nightmares,
I couldn't keep them inside anymore.
I wanted to reflect me for once,
not someone they wanted to see.
I wanted them to see me.
So I broke it,
I broke the mirror I hid behind.
I broke free,
I got out,
all that is left is the shattered pieces of a life I’m leaving behind.
A life I spent in numb darkness,
a life where I really wasn't living at all.
Where will I go now?
Now that my only home is gone?
Glass crunches underneath my feat.
I have for so long.
I'm going to find everyone who told me I couldn't break through the mirror,
look at me now.
I take another step,
it's time to go.
Time to leave this shattered life behind.
It's time to start living again.