Gotta keep it together, even when you fall apart.
Lyrics by Kacey Musgraves, Shane McAnally, and Brandy Lynn Clark
I feel vulnerable right now. Volatile. I’m a wounded warrior who has lost the fight for another’s life, but the arrow has not pierced my heel. Instead, I feel pinching torture of aching loss in my Achilles Heart. And like an injured animal, I act on instinct.
I don’t display the damage done.
I mask my fear.
Hide my hurt.
Stand my ground.
And I wait.
I wait for someone to extend an arm to me in comfort…
…So that I can sink my teeth into that arm…
…And rip the fucker off.