is my presence convenient enough for you –
something to acknowledge when it suits your fancy?
shallow shells of friendship;
I am chronically misunderstood.
how much can a man take before he succumbs to the weight of distrust?
everything has to die.
every friendship must wither.
it is uniquely human to believe there is still hope—
or uniquely human to know there is none.
girl, get away.
i’m hunting, emerging.
there’s not a blessed thing left.
belligerent waves of sorrow
ravish her empty shell
everything she loves falls apart
a part of her wishes it would end
the darkness calls to her
heed its warning