averaged

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i don’t recognize my life anymore, it’s living itself

there isn’t a place i can rest my head that feels like my home

maybe that was a concept only for childhood

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i’m like tempered glass, i can take anything and never break

but i feel nothing either

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my highs and my lows have been averaged out

to a near-constant forbearance

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i don’t know if i’m stronger for keeping it together

or stronger if i’d let myself unravel

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it makes me happy to make you happy

but i don’t know who i am anymore

or if i should strive to be anyone at all

humanity (one)

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people who blame us for the way that they feel
are the ones who need our help the most

and even though it is so, so difficult
when treated with contempt by said people,
to keep our emotions level
and to not balk, stagger, or cry

and to not let ourselves feel like absolute shit

we really need to try

because that’s the only way
to move humanity forward.