The darkness surrounds me and all I want is to sleep. I’ve been here so long, I’ve almost forgotten why I’d ever want to leave. I’m alone and tired. So tired. But as the morning light shines in, it illuminates specks of settling dust and I start to feel hope that today is the day.
Breadcrumbs in a bottle by my bed, ignored for too long.
I hope I’ll brush my teeth. Comb my hair. I close my eyes and imagine the sun on my face. Just a few steps to my front door. I hope today I can make it.