Destiny S. Harris


I remember the nights I couldn’t sleep

And all the sounds would come through the door

I remember how uncomfortable it was to walk

With all the sad pieces scurried on the floors

I remember the mess up under the seat

And how I tiptoed with my slender feet

I remember the long pieces of hair

Oh how I would get so unnerved

I remember the clutter that never stopped coming

I remember the anger that never saw anything

I remember the freedom that came when I left

But it was too late

All the pieces were broken and unkept

Too many feelings and memories came to the surface

The monsters within couldn’t be harnessed

It took time to kill all of them

But now that they’re gone

I can see again