Expectations

These expectations of yours,

will anyone ever meet them?

 

No matter, I will try, I am trying.

Trying my hardest, doing my best,

 

being someone I am not.

 

Never will I see myself

for who I really am.
 

It’s as though I am swimming,

but no matter how far I swim,

 

I can never reach the shore.

 

So now, I am drowning:

I will die of exhaustion

 

if you do not release me.

 

I beg of you, you must release me

from your sea of expectations.