Holding back tears

crying art

Why can’t I let myself cry?
Are these rivers
crashing their way
down my cheeks,
a sign of weakness?

I’ve been told that
they are strength,
that admitting how I feel
is the right thing to do.

But that only seems
to be true in theory.
My ragged sobs
and sniffles
sound nothing
like strength to me.

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