A woman well aware of what the world wanted her to be, she played
the role of having it all together and she played it well. It was true that
her and her husband had built the life that they were expected to want and
she loved that he had created such a life with her. There was something
inside of her though, something bigger than herself that had been building
for years. Her body was tense and her ability to breath deeply was gone.
Her voice had begun to waver, threatening to let onto the world what lay
within her. Sleep had left her long ago and the occasional rest would stir
within her images she could not escape, making her fear the dark and long
for the security of day. Alas, rays of morning sun no longer delivered on
this desire for there were times she could not tell if she was truly awake.