TRACES SPRING 2016 - Page 23

Walk with Me

With my face against the floor

I can't see who knocked me out of the way

I don't want to get back up

But I have to, so it might as well be today

Nothing appeals to me

No one feels like me

I'm too busy being calm to disappear

Don't let this symbolism kill your heart

So walk with me

So bond with me

like we should've done right from the start

Contrary to everything that you might hear

You had a gift, you were a gift

But there's always some kind of catch

Blessing and a curse, you made it work

My life feels so much smaller

Miracles are real

They help you heal

They make you feel that everything's okay

So please, just walk with me

Noah Hayes