I took off the mask,
Basked in the knowledge that I am free.
I have been liberated,
the invisible chains have been broken,
I’m no longer worth a token.
The toxicity of this realm has stifled me.
Forced me to dwell in places that I never meant to be.
In, win, depends,
You know the drill.
I used to hold myself back,
So they’d cut me some slack.
I’m past all of that.
Going into a new year,
I’ve made a vow to be honest with myself.
To live my best life,
else I end up detesting myself.
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