If I follow my heart

I will only break his

And I know firsthand how delicate of a thing hearts can be

But in my quest for freedom

I seem to have anchored myself

To a person, to a place

To a responsibility of not ripping someone apart

And in this battle within my mind

Is a constant volley of back and forths

Do’s or don’ts 

Stay or go’s

But I owe it to myself to be true to how I’m feeling

To honor those feelings 

And follow the yellow bricks as they lay out before me

To not stay behind simply because it is more comfortable here

Or take a knee so you can catch up

I owe it to myself to run free

Whether in open fields or gated communities

I owe it to myself to chase my heart 

Down whichever winding path it decides to take me