Glass Houses

Living in a house of glass

Trying to hide within

Feeling as transparent throughout myself

As the sheltering prison that contains me

Striving hard to be unmistakably perfection

Always dreading you see through me

Secretly wishing to break away

Show the person I am inside

Leave without a backward glance

But the taunting voice in the back of my mind

Convinces me I'd never be accepted

So I isolate myself further

Look out at the world I wish to join

Though the walls of my barrier stand in my way

I turn frantically searching for an exit

Just to find myself locked deeper within

My house of glass