resist the thoughts in your head
the ones that tell you to be afraid
to stop moving
to stop living
to exist wide-eyed,
paralysed by terror.

resist the impulse to walk in step
with the masses,
the ones going toward the prescribed,
predestined, foretold

resist everything
coming towards you
telling you what to do
what will be
how to save yourself

resist the ridicule
you have a brain

resist the taunting
the demands

resist the shuffle
the huddle
the game

resist the stage
you are not an actor
there is no one waiting
to applaud you.

resist the heartbeats
that don’t match yours
resist the inclination to squeeze them

resist the time
flying by you
resist the urge to chase it.


via Daily Prompt: Resist


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