These are the eyes that grew too tired to hold open through what they've come to know as a constant burning glow. So when you said, "it never fades," I guess that you were right, but they're adjusting to the light now and oh, so am I.
I've never felt so afraid to breathe in, because I know the air won't be the same. But I'm doing it anyways, because I won't pretend to spend a lifetime holding my breath.
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