Kirsten Hernquist

Piece of Mind

Silhouettes revolve around
My corroded mind
Silently, without a sound
I feel myself confined
Leaving me empty
Just a shadow of the light
When the day comes
I’m still part of the night
Abandoned in the distance
My sanity goes insane
Denial of the beast’s existence
Yet aware the creature must be slain
Trudging back to where I started
Breaths linger on dissipating air
Pacing fragile and faint-hearted
No comfort found but in despair
Too often do I discover my existence
Meandering through a self-inflicted maze
Splintering the senses with excruciating consistence
Engulfing all but delusion in an ominous haze
Slowly I have built an impasse
Which limits stability and mental progression
Arms desperately reach out to help me surpass
But an inexplicable entity forbids transgression


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