burning in an endless fire
nothing but
smoke in the wind
leaving black ash behind
disperse among the thermals
dust in the air
drifting on the currents
from place to place
space to space
i close my eyes
and i see my life
darkness and veins
of light
i crumble to dust
at a touch
like a forgotten tome
a forgotten time
i'm drowning in
shallow waters
stagnant waters
i claw at my skin
with blunt nails
useless to try
my skin is steel
impenetrable
you can't get in
i can't get out