Sitting surrounded by an aura of contentment.
I savor the emotions I feel at this moment,
and memorize the people and situation around me,
knowing it could all be taken away in an instant.
What is this I hear?
Not crying or the silent scream inside my head?
No, a sound almost foreign to my ears.
Could this really be the sound of true laughter?
Feeling like never before,
I fully embrace this new sensation,
not caring what consequences might lay ahead.
Maybe my life is finally changing. . .
New faces, new people, new experiences;
I’m enjoying everything life has to offer.
I revel in the freedom from my own prison.
Who knew life could bring such wonders?
Even to one so long entombed in darkness as me.