From The Ashes

From The Ashes | Poetry on Mooseymares

You want to deny me.

You want me to erase myself.

You want me to hide.

Chained, I wait for a life.

But I can’t stay still.

Layers of false makeup fall away.

I keep walking, pushing forward.

You hold the chains back screaming.

You keep trying to pull me back.

I keep going.

I won’t stop.

I can’t.

Inevitably, it will all be ripped apart.

False idols, your heart.

Broken to pieces.

Set ablaze.

Turned to ashes.

It’s the only way.

I don’t know about you.

But I’ll be okay.

Rising from the ashes.

It’s always my endgame.