To Belong

A family of four

Once five

Sits in silence

All loud inside


She asks to leave

And as she runs up the stairs

She feels them

All fade away


As she cries in bed


She remembers every moment

She has felt like this.


Like she just wants to run away but she’s locked in chains

And even though the other way hurts more it’s a different kind of pain

An insecure anxiety

But at least she could

Feel safe