RUNNING RAIN

Pit, Pat, Pit, Pat

Dripping, dripping down my face > > > >

Splish, Splash, Splish, Splash,

Washing over me > > > >

In, Out, In, Out

Close my eyes and breathe > > > >

Head tilted back toward the sky

Standing still to receive the rain > > > >

Fists in pockets; cold

Focus on the rain > > > >

I must forget

Must erase everything > > > >

Push it from my mind

The rain will make it disappear > > > >

Pit, Pat, Pit, Pat

Dripping, dripping down my face > > > >

Splish, Splash, Splish, Splash

Washing over me > > > >

In, Out, In, Out

Close my eyes and breathe > > > >

It's not working

Haunting, Haunting > > > >

Stop! Go away!
Focus on the rain > > > >

I hear the voices in my head

Piercing to my heart > > > >

Stop it! Stop it! Go away!

Screaming from my soul > > > >

Swirling all around me

The rain begins to taunt > > > >

"It's all your fault!"

Make it go away > > > >

"Stupid. You're no better than shit!"

Try to stop the voices > > > >

"Have a great life, Fucking Whore."

STOP IT! > > > >

I HATE YOU! I HATE YOU ALL!
STOP IT! > > > >

Rain, rain… nothing but rain

Voices, voices… nothing but pain > > > >

No! I won't let you do this!

I can't take all this pressure! > > > >

My eyes pop open, rain rushes in

When did I stop breathing? > > > >

Run, run, it's what I must do

Get away, leave me be > > > >

Just run, just run

Leave it all behind > > > >

I have to run

I have to run until I forget > > > >

Until I don't remember where I am,

What happened, or who I have become > > > >

I have to run until I am empty

Just an empty void; disappear > > > >

Run until I'm just feet against pavement
Just air in and out of lungs > > > >

Just RUN!