I Should Have Seen It Coming

Written by: Louise Picek

I sit here,
fallen on my knees,
hands covering my face,
how'd I get so weak?

I've been so strong,
pillars in a world that tried to ravage me,
but what led to these crack
that crushed down me?

covered in these stones,
the things that kept me strong
now weigh me down.

I should have seen it coming,
the signs were in front of me,
but I just turned away,
ignored the omens blaring at me.

The sleepless nights,
the menacing dreams,
when my mind would hopelessly wander,
distracting me.

Now I sit here,
completely fallen,
restlessly broken,
hating this weakness in me,
wondering if there was ever a true strength in me.