You tear down the shards of ebullience with you,
And trudge along with the void concocted in your heart.
You watch the conflagration within,
Subside and smolder; slowly.
You look for salvation
In the eyes of those who mourn you
Only to watch blank pupils
Scrutinize the sins of your past.
You feel the grains of time
As they mellifluously run down your callused fingers.
You are gripped by the shadows of assuaging complacence
Crippled by the rage of domineering diffidence
And you look for more
Than what you’ve already found.
You seek a hand to hold
But instead watch darkness unfold
Until you have been enveloped
Until you have been encumbered.
The walls slowly close in around you
Cloistering you from the burst of passion in your heart
Each brick formulating it,
Relaying a different memory.
So you watch all that was snatched away
Incense sweeping over like wildfire
The hunger in your eyes
Swarming over like an epiphany.
The beauty of life fades away
And reality paves way.
You find yourself breaking the catacombs that impede you,
Only to discover more graveyards awaiting your burial.
You are deceived and robbed of tranquility
As you watch the inkling of hope, dissipate.
You have faced unprecedented rejection
Living a life of sinister interjection
You feel your blood running cold
At the disparage the hurl at you
At the abuse they assail at you
At the fingers they point at you.
You cocoon yourself
Just like your fingers enveloped by your palms
In that fist you made
While feeling the cadence of exploitation
Hammer at your soul
And you come undone.