Gaunt I’ve become from lying without a fight – hiding behind the simple phrase It’s alright…
Haunted by my response, I know now this is not true – taking care of me is what I going to do.
Ostracized from who I thought I had to be had been building walls around the one thing that always saved me.
Spinelessly engrossed in the audience’s disapproval, wordless I disappeared into the night’s removal.
Taunted by whispers of inner chilling fright – (I gave into the)
Lies of silence from the things I could not write.
Yesterday disappeared like a ghost’s unnerving flight, its spectral hopes dead to expectation’s shallow spotlight.