Image titled “Truth” by ahermin, taken from
I thought when someday I face “truth”
it will relieve me
free is then what I’ll feel
my body becomes lighter
and peace,
is what follows behind truth
I felt none of those above when
truth finally knocking at the door,
and neither did I feel anger
or sadness
it was more like a drained well,
a nothingness


Worse, I realize now that
we’ve actually met before
more than once
only I refused to see it
because in order to survive
I had to ignore it

Back then
I chose to carry hope,
and burned


Originally published in July 2016.