Today I want to retreat inside myself. I want to turn the world off. I don’t want to speak. Today I wish I could be a turtle and pull my limbs into my shell and stay there. To be a baby bird and snuggle into my nest, warm and tight. To be dead, my body buried deep in the ground far away from the world above. A morbid thought I know. But a nice one to me. The world just feels unsafe at this moment. If only I could hide, far away from it all.