Force of Life

Sentimentality is what makes us hold on
to things
while we avoid the true nature of our human-ness.
How stupid is it
to comprehend
that we can love our flawed selves,
and accept the way we’ve bruised our egos,
and distorted our minds
to accept the soulful pollution of a life that has tainted us,
a life that has broken us,
and left us with no other option other than getting up,
and breathing,
(suffocating sometimes)
in a life we no longer wish to continue living.