Friendship Fraud

The moment the ground beneath me disintegrated

Many moons ago

I knew my freedom had been raped

Beaten, battered, with anxiety in tow.

Sentenced to life by a callused heart

Not knowing its rage

Festering, boiling, and set to explode

Imagine my surprise when I turned the page.

I knew I was in for the ultimate fight

Unable to speak at all

Voice ripped out with panic’d intent

Staggered and shackled, an agonizing fall.

A thousand nights would come and go

Fragile soul forsaken

Predicted possibilities realized as real

Pierced heart nailed to a mossy wall. Pain receptors awakened.

Intuition painted a cold, dark sky

Jaded soul discovered

Failed attempt to match purpose with pain

Friendship fraud uncovered.