Encased in a shell
i cannot break out of.
i do not want to be here
Please let me out.

i need to live my life
how i want to
To experience things first hand
rather than through a 2-sided mirror.

i have done nothing so wrong
to deserve this punishment
I want to be set free of
missing memories to be made
because of your own fears.

This is my life.
my individuality.
I will not allow for you
to strip me clean of it
No matter how hard you push.

Just let me live

-r.w. / @raeannewilliams