The allotment of music in the year 2018, in particular, was overwhelming and a challenge for even the most notable and refined music critics out there. This mass influx of popular artists dropping albums, such as Kanye, Travis Scott, Drake, and Cardi B, have garnered most of the attention of…

She suffered through the cold

She felt naked and vulnerable

Unable to protect herself from the burning freeze

She could not bear the bite of the cold

It was unfriendly and unwelcoming

Even it knew it wasn’t her fault she ended up in the icy air

It did not blame…

Back when people actually liked you?

Back when people wanted to spend time with you?

Back when you were sure that people liked you?

Back when you felt like leaving your room and going out into the world?

Stuck. The force field that one made me feel safe is now imprisoning me. It used to care for us both but you chose to walk out the door that I cannot see. The exit is invisible to me. I pace around waiting for you to come back and tell me the way out. But I know you won’t return. You are long gone. Now I’m stuck here. Only thinking about the only person I shared this Prism with. You. The door appears every now and then but it fades as soon I grip the handle. I have to let go. So I can get out. If I choose to stay here, I don’t love myself.

You see it in my eyes and notice my movements lack the confidence it once existed with. But you know every instant of my happiness is momentary. You seen it many times before. There is nothing you can do to diminish this sickly and persistent tide. You are aware that my demons’ only weakness is my patience.

Kaje Collins

Knowledge and Art Justifies Everything. KAJE. Music, Fiction, and Culture Writer. 22 years old. Atlanta. $kaje28

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