Is it warm enough yet
bundle up
and hike to the lake

I am weary
from thinking too hard
about my life

I need a break
to breathe fresh air
and feel the sun on my face

away from the staleness
these thoughts and this hurt bear
that have become a second skin

I will close the door behind me
as I step beyond these walls
to gain a new perspective

and when I return
I can dare to dream
that they will lie dormant again