~Relinquish~

I will not submit,
you cannot control me.
How much
is just as much
as you can handle
before you have to know?

I will not give in,
you cannot know me.
How long
can I see it
through this deceiving mask
before I have to let it all go?

I will not surrender,
you cannot see me.
How far
is simply too far
before we run out
of places to run from the world?

I will not yield,
you cannot hold me.
How much
can you reach for
before you realize this
is all a fool's deception to allow us to run?

I will not take down my guard,
you cannot own me.
How hard
can your life become
before you fly home
to hide from it all in shame?

I will not let you know me...