May 02 22

May 2nd 2022 · 108 words, about 1 minute read

My brother left today.
His parting words were, "Stay away from people Roy!"

I don't trust people.
Every time I've let someone get close to me, they've hurt me.

But the pain I've gone through pales in comparison to what my brother's endured.
He is now an empty shell of who he used to be.
He doesn't smile or laugh anymore.
He doesn't speak much.
He's cold and distant.
When he gets angry, he walks away.
His alarm rings every hour of the night.
He said it keeps him from having dreams.

I fear I may end up the same way.
I don't want to be like him.