Silken Ties

no more
my heart breaks but my mind soars
no more will i be bound
by your selfish desires
no more
will your darkness
extinguish my light
no more
will i be blind to myself
seeing only you
languishing in your shadow
insubstantial

i am not yours
to keep, to control
to use
i am my own self
i am worth more than this
i am
free

silken ties no longer bind