When

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When everything is quiet

'Cept the background hums

No one ever notices;

When everything is dark

'Cept the lights blinking

Behind your eyes;

When everyone is gone

And you stand there

All alone

Do you feel it?

Heavy and cold.

Do you taste it?

Copper and sharp.

Can you breathe it?
Black and thick.

Do you know this is

You life?

Do you know how you got

From there to here

So soon and so fast

Without even realizing

You'd changed at all?

When did everything become a

Mask

And dying seemed better than

Living?

When did lies become

Reality

And what happened to

Truth?

When did the laughter and easy smiles

Consume

And rip your heart to

Shreds?

When did being an empty

Shell

Become a tool of

Survival

And why doesn't anyone
Care?

When everything is stripped

Away

And nobody's left to hear

Your shattered dreams

And nobody's left to find

Your scars buried deep

And nobody's left to see

The way you cry

When everyone is gone

Who are you?
Do you know?
Do you care?
Or is there even

A real you there?
How do you get

Back what you've lost

When the thing you've lost

Is you?