No On/Off Switch – New Poem (1st Draft)

No on/off switch

Sit with me, please, because

sometimes it is too much

to stay out of the dark corners

when I am doing it alone.


It can be a blessing and a curse

that you have an incomplete

knowledge about me and my promises.


I know the map of my mental health

is written across my face,

and in the way I twist my fingers

when I try and distract myself.


But know that I want to be enough.

I want to be something captivating,

have the laughter as well as the tears,

and pure joy experienced in the moment,

when I am totally unafraid.