Holding Me Back

I cannot move without

the force of you

dragging me downward.

You crush my lungs

so I am not able to breathe;

you shatter my heart

in your palm with ease.

Even when I almost escape you,

you find me and

pull me back under.

You are here with me

even when I cannot feel you-

an ever-present power

always suffocating me.

There is no hope of freedom;

it is in your nature

to weigh me down.

You hold me back

when I try to move forward;

you lock in me here

when I open my heart.

Please set me free.

Get away from me.

Just let me be.

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