This door used to be a mirage
Floating mockingly out on a hazy horizon
Universes out of reach,
But I fought my way out of the stagnancy
Escaped the impossible chains
Vulnerable and rattled but still standing
Setting aside my armor for rejuvination.
Years have blended into chapters
Walls have broken down into debris
Tears have transformed into breakthroughs
Pain has paved the footholds
Leading to this door.
So I will not look back, I will not flinch
Opening this new year with a sigh of relief
Letting the burdens of yesterday fall
Closing the door behind me softly
Both willing and grateful
To let go.