These are the dark days

this girl is free

Your eyes open quickly. You glance around, confused for only a moment before you are able to adjust to the black of your room. Did you sleep past your alarm? No – you check your phone and your alarm hasn’t even gone off yet. You still have plenty of time. You think that if you get out of bed now, you might actually be able to look presentable. But try as you might, you can’t seem to move. The blankets weigh you down, your head feels heavy, and you have no desire to face the world.

If you don’t leave this warm bed, you won’t have to think about all the ways in which you failed yesterday and face the many ways you will fail today. You won’t have to speak to the people who consistently dig their claws into your soul and offer them a placating smile while pretending…

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