Are You Okay? / by Academy Monthly

When people ask me,

“Are you okay?”

I usually say,

“Ya, I’m just tired.” 

They nod and agree 

and say to take a nap.

But the thing is, is that

my exhaustion 

can't just be solved by sleeping: 

I can’t close my eyes

then wake up and just be 


I need a break

from my brain,

My life,

and Myself.