She asks the darkness,
"Who will catch me when I fall?
Who will fix me when I break?"


The silence leaves her in tears,
crumpled on the floor
like a shattered porcelain doll.


He walks in and finds her there,
at the end of her rope,
holding to life with one hand.
He whispers to her:
"I see you on the edge,
thinking that giving up is the only way.


I have heard your cries
while the walls drown them out,
and I know what you feel inside."


She blinks through sobs
but doesn't say a thing;
She discounts his words as lies.


She has made up her mind-
she is ready to give up on life
because it gave up on her.


He grabs her just as she lets go;
he pulls her up
and she clings to him.


He says, "Don't be afraid.
The world is a terrible place
but love makes it better.


And I have loved you
even when you hated yourself,
when you felt hopeless.   


And if you ever find yourself
close to the brink of falling,
I'll give you wings.


I will teach you how to fly
so you can be free from your past,
the cage of your sorrow."

Author's Notes/Comments: 

Inspired by: "Fly Before You Fall" by Cynthia Erivo

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Cynthia: I don't know But I

Cynthia: I don't know

But I really liked this.