Knowledge of Self, merely an assumption?
Better, or so I thought,
Failing hard, falling harder.
I burned brightly, burning through bridges,
Boundaries, and borders.
The path I walked was ashen,
In the wake of cinder,
The relics of the past.
Change, hubris aside, was shallow,
Was not the core of Flesh,
Just the Husk of Solitude.
I fell to the Rage, that desperate rage.
So eager and volatile.
Hidden in the shadows, in plain sight,
For the time I'd both welcomed and feared.
That explosion of otherness,
A disillusioned self.
Trauma lingers in a double edged blade,
Wounding the wielder and the wounded.
Neither in blood, thankfully so,
But battered pride, twist the ego.