Thursday, July 14, 2016

Shadows of the Mind

In the dark halls of my mind
I watched my heart bleed out
every last drop
draining onto and into the stone floors

Until all that remained was blackness
shadows, ash

The ash seeps out of wounds
that will not close
My heart grows darker
The could-be life draining away

I'm losing the pieces that made me pure
compassionate, kind

For I would watch the world burn
Destroy it until there was nothing left
we don't deserve this
This world that I can't put into words

For all the lies we tell ourselves
we don't make it better

Eventually the tears will dry
from all the deaths and loss
and I worry
For who I will be when the storm ends