"I had hoped to nail my shadow down
To put an end to this hide and seek game beneath the floorboards
So read between my lines of encouragement
Look beyond this withered skin to the scratches on the bones
Yellow-white and brittle.
I don't pretend to be blameless
Pure, perfect, and bleeding
Instead I left my body in a heap upon the floor
Broken, bruised, and cold---
---my sacrifice to you.
I had hoped to lay me down in your field of thorns
To put an end to the question of what makes a human
So make two wrong turns a little left of center
Look beyond this woman you claim to love and protect to the girl inside
Screaming and spiteful.
I am the one she wishes to be
With snakes crawling up my shadowed eyes
I am everything you will never see
Lost to your illusions and petty lies." S.N.S.