Lone Wolf

Mia BrownMay 18, 2023

I learned the hard way
Not to trust too deeply
To love too fondly
To hug too closely

Open up just enough, but never that they see your cracks under the surface
Let them see the first layer of the onion but never the rest
Keep everything down so deep
No one, can ever
See your pain
Feel your anger
Or look through your lies

They say the eyes are windows to the soul
But are they?
When I look into my eyes all I see is darkness
A soul so tattered, so broken
Unable to shed a tear
Unable to see the light
Unable to open that closed door

I try to fly
Fly free like a bird
Drifting through the wind
With no worries or cares
But when you're that free,
Who can you be close to?

Leaving a place so frequently,
Migrating over seas, mountains and grassy fields
With no home to return to
Always on the run with no end in sight

I learned the hard way
Insecurities push me
Farther away

Mia Brown is currently a sophomore at Horace Greeley High School in New York. Her favorite classes are English and Global History. She likes to keep busy and volunteers locally every week. In school, she participates in the Relay for Life Club and plays varsity field hockey.