You are the contrast between the sun and its midday shadow The quiet soul with the pulse of a deer caught in headlights You carry your words in your throat, your thoughts in your heart You feel like a wrecking ball waiting to be swung But you are a reckless force, a mountain that never cries
You string the laughs of those closest to you to wear as bracelets in your worst of times You dwell on the insignificant things because that’s where you divide You are the east and the west meeting at a central line
You are here in the present surrounded by people You tell stories and you listen, you laugh and you embrace But your head is in the clouds somewhere far away And you look towards the windows to remember who you are You’re struggling to be present because you’re already somewhere far
Have you ever Felt so sluggish You think it probably for your skin To melt and ooze off And the muscle underneath starts to sizzle And only the lonely bones remain As hot as a metal rod laid out under the blistering sun One would feel that If he or she closed their eyes They’d become a shapeless lump To much of nothing to be anything And eventually they’d just sink into the earthen floor Eventually reaching the crust then core Then being desintegrated Into tiny particles I could keep going But I’m too tired to think anymore Let em just close my eyes and...
The title says it all, by the way the ending is implying that the above occurres to the subject of the poem after they close their eyes.