I walk down a narrow path
filled with a dark sense
when I hear the babbling brook laugh
but it’s choking and tense.
I feel sharp eyes on my back
that make me spin around
to see all that I lack
in one abrupt bound.
The water is reflective
to see something so in-depth
and shows how perceptive
nature can be when it measures one breath.
The silver mirror melts away to reveal
something I could never see before;
it’s too frighteningly real
hidden at the depth of my core.
She is beautiful
to the root of her bones
but she had been trapped inside a crucible
that was all she had ever known.
“Is this the person behind my eyes?”
“This has been you all along.”
“Why are my eyes the color of the sky?”
“Your heart is finally open after so long.”
Watching it begin again with someone new,
my happiness has been rejuvenated
because I have finally been given the chance to choose
and my future is… illuminated.