The Price of Lies

As far back as I can remember

I wanted for different skin

Longed to fit in

Counting the days

to when I would be normal

Waiting to be accepted

To be loved

And so time passed, as it does

With my youth not even a memory

Waking from the fog

I saw poisoned words

Had corrupted my mind

Numbed my senses

Convinced me I was broken

But the deepest betrayal

Was the isolation from myself

The loss of innocence is a tragedy

But the true horror 

is the loss of time

That's the sucker punch

Grief is an insufficient word

For such pain

In that moment

The world didn't shatter;

Only mine