Follow the intricately laid plan.
No deviations, no tears.
Hold it together.
Picture perfect Instagram story.
Choose words wisely,
The crown must not tip,
Your smile must stay sincere.
Not one line or hair out of place.
Do as expected,
You are not allowed
Feelings, choices, thought.
Unappreciated, rhythmic routine to stay sane.
Used, let the feelings stay in your heart-
Never let them show.
Heart shatters inside.
Mind, body and spirit screaming,
Heart aching for a happier time.
Not time yet.
Written by Tabatha Goughneour , June 2019