Don’t dance, let me breath.
Those words were like a melody
Ridden, hardhearted, unbroken
And magnified by words unspoken
Spooky, haunting yet endearing
Battling scars and pain so searing
It killed me.
You deserve it; I thought.
Everything is the way it should be.
But when I saw light and found my spot
The city life left me hurting.
There was no happiness, just regret.
Like reading old verses from a favorite book
Which means nothing to you any more.
I broke into spasms of ache
Looking for the daylight, swimming in the lake
Of painful self-prophesying
Reminiscence and admonishments.
But there was no end in sight.
Until I found my soul again
Tainted mosaic I had painted
One that I could not erase
But I could stand upon it’s surface
And it broke beneath me,