The quiet was nice before
But now it's starting to irk me.
It echoes with everything I've been avoiding,
this sinister road on the highway to everywhere.
Instead of no where.
At least no where I would be lost..
Infinite space, time and control.
Stuck in the void means there are no expectations.
Trapped in endless space with only your mind to fill it.
No outside voices, nothing telling you how you should be.
People empower you, want certain things for you, raise you on a pedestal
...You're not even sure you can keep up, to fulfill their desires for you.
But you say nothing...
Float to the background.
As you have skillfully done for years.
Take the situation and control it, own it, make it yours.
Force it to produce the outcome that you, only you wish to see.
Recognize that you desire and work to acquire.
Life is too short to make every body happy, but,
Too long to live alone.
All the possibilities are fiction
Yet I fear for the day
When one rings true
Everything I touch dies
Everything I see fades away
Everything I smell chokes me
Everything I hear hurts me
Everything I love
I've been alone.
Off the cuff
The poet lives two lives.
One on the outside,
And one in their mind.
When you look in their eyes
You could see an abyss.
If you looked long enough
You could sink into it.
But most people don’t see it.
Take the time to read the words, though,
And you would know for sure.
The poet lives in two different worlds.
A little escape from the madness.
Or maybe, into.