Pallid, pained faces seek me out
with eyes that bare their hidden prayers.
Their quivering lips are sealed shut
with trembling hands
as I brace myself to break their brittle armor of hope.
My silent nights are spent
running away from regrets and remorse
as they ruminate in my sleepless mindscape.
But suddenly, a familiar beeping noise
pulls me out of my pensive prison.
Tearing down the rusting chains of yesterday's decisions,
I am reborn once more.