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.