Screams you hear echo in the halls of my mind
Harsh voices burning their pain into my memory
Been here before so many times
This place of my soul's twilight and swirling darkness

The black river runs through here
Taunting me with lucid reminders
Reflections of my trespasses
Times I dipped my soul in its waters

I watch as who I am drowns in these waters
I watch without fear, gazing coldly at my self
My heart brims over with sadness
But I cannot object to this senseless destruction of self

I deserve a fate much worse
So lost and alone in this place
The chords of my heart blocked off with stone
Walls put in place to assure this wanton self destruction

All the while knowing I deserve so much more.

09/10/2004