Breathe

The thumping in my heart…breathe

The sweat on my palms…breathe

I don't need to be reminded what a failure I am

I just need to breathe

I don't need you to point out my insecurities

I just need to breathe

Close my eyes and take a breath

Untangle from my web of doubts

I don't need to be told I'm not good enough

I just need to breathe

I don't need your disdaining lecture

I just need to breathe

Take a breath and relax

Let my misgivings be forgotten

If you took the time to breathe

You might see the emotions I hide inside of me

If you took the time to breathe

You might see the scars your words have caused me

A single breath can heal a thousand hurts

Just breathe. Let me breath.