Can I stop pretending?
For I am tired of my own lies
Can I stop asking questions?
For I know most of the answers now.
Can I leave the chores incomplete?
For my hands feel unfamiliar from the ache of doing it all.
Can I take a break?
For I am tired of running on the same tracks.
Can I have a day when tears don’t visit me?
For my eyes burn even when I try to smile.
Can I give up on my old self?
For she won’t survive this one.
Can I have a little ounce of peace?
For I want to hear my daughters grow up.
Can I just give up today?
For I don’t have it in me to start all over again.
But most of all,
Can I have a good night sleep?
For tonight I want to see you in my dreams.