do you understand me?
Or do I bare my teeth in vain,
Doomed to be perceived
A senseless beast, a smashed up bit of machinery that cannot function
Do you see past the darkness that attempts to hide me
Or does it succeed in blinding you?
I bleed shadows from the world’s rancid breath
And I cough up silken rotten words of soul-sickness and death.
Please do not be afraid
Come closer to me,
I am gifted to see the world’s pain and weep
But my soul must purge itself in order to breathe.