I’m the one I need to leave
I had a dream, a choking-scream
It signified someone crippling me
Holding me back, smothering
It’s me I can almost hear the scream
Why am I crippling myself
LET ME GO PLEASE
Tear the bones out of my chest
Break them apart, bury the rest
Fill my veins with golden ink
And steal the thoughts I’ve dared to think.
As my words recline in troubled times
Do I more hurriedly digress?
Am I entombed in callous wounds
The gnashing flesh of my final test?
Over w h e l m i n g
Pulls me under; I drift in
Stars that burst in black and red
And drown my heart before I swim.
All these things and many more
Pain that lacerates my core
Falling trees in dewdrop lakes
Shake my soul and show your face.