​Translucent Powder 

Hidden beneath the layers 
Of constant pretenses 

Where stagnant opinions

And irrelevant defenses

Regardless of what’s inside

While having the appearance 

Of the acceptable norm

Was what was most relevant

Even though the actual toll

It took was rather heavy

It seemed more difficult 

To fully face up to reality 

Under the translucent powder

Of constantly pulverized dreams

Hope was slowly suffocating 

With no recourse it seemed

Until facing those final moments 

And everything feels so desolate 

While forcing through decisions

Which are necessary when desperate 

Out on the other side of it all

The results tend to always vary

And requires committing to get there

Though the process may be scary
Ria 2017