Sometimes it really doesn’t matter who’s around. Those that surround you and love you are lost elsewhere in thought. The drive that was once lived for slowly slips away into a memory. Everything becomes unnecessary and nothing satisfies. The eyes are no longer able to hold the gaze, no matter how starry the midnight skies. The smile starts to hurt the more that it’s forced. Words spoken are repeated continuously with no content. Shoulders bear the weight of a thousand worries and pains in the chest exhaling each. and. every. breath. Knots form in the stomach at the hands of constant betrayal. It’s never forgotten. Some days it’s easy to pull yourself together and other days it’s a question of how far your feet can carry you..