The definition of safe.

You have been taught the wrong definition of the word ‘safe’.

 

Remember when there was always a hand to reach up for every time you fell?

Remember when you thought metal was strong

 

Until you saw it crumple under the weight of itself?

 

Liquid

You could be liquid

You could bend to take the shape of the vessel they place you in,

Bend to take the weight of the pressure they face you with.

 

You could forget your own shape and just blend into the grey

And they would tell you that it is ‘safe’.

 

The pebbles of your life are wearing you down –

The daily attrition of the soul.

Why do you send yourself to a place where people look at you, but they do not see?

When really you are searching for a view where the colours line up just right.

 

It is always a choice between safety and running away

And sometimes we mistake one for the other.

You have been taught the wrong definition of the word safe

But you have always been a runner.

 

This is a silhouette of a life

And you are done with the fight for a world you never wished for.

 

Take off your glasses, now is the time to run.

 

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3 thoughts on “The definition of safe.

  1. This was such an inspiring piece, Eleanor! ❤
    I simply love the line, "This is a silhouette of a life/ And you are done with the fight for a world you never wished for."
    For some reason, it really resonated with me
    Thank you for such a great piece!

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