Amorphous shadows swirl around me,
drawn to the void in my soul.
They burn and they freeze,
they rip and they rend.
The shreds of my sanity
can no longer fight
the lure of their wicked embrace.
They howl my name,
and her whispering words,
push away the weight that I’ve borne.
The darkness has claimed me,
I’m swaddled in thorns.
So I let the blood weep from my cankerous wounds,
like the tears that I shed for what I have lost…