I never noticed how heavy my head was
until I held it in my own two hands
while trying to keep control.

I never figured that kindness could,
eventually, when all is said and done,
be the tool of my undoing.

I never would have guessed
that those I trusted most
would be the ones to cross me fastest.

I never want to know
what it is that keeps me going
so I won't be tempted to stop it.