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.