For everyone who feels fear at what people's reactions are going to be.
When you have to take a deep
Breath and step off the cliff,
Ragged cape's remains trailing
Behind you as you fall, well,
You're a brave one, and a coward.
Or at least you feel like one.
You're spit at on the streets,
Whispered insults aimed at
Your spine, you cry at night.
You're crippled, limping with the
Weight of a thousand worlds on
Your shoulders when you walk.
And you can't handle it anymore,
Your secrets are coming out, and
You're ashamed. You're ashamed
And scared, because there will
Always be people who don't understand,
Who will criticize you for every mistake
You ever made. Some days, just getting
Out of bed is a grueling task and your
Friends are already writing an eulogy,
Your eyes sunken and your skin pale,
Your imagination wasting away in
An empty skull of deflections and
Worries and oh my god, because
For you, living is an act of courage.