If only I could escape...

the depths of my heart
voices that never stop
faces that look...manic

the fear that haunts me
and keeps me awake
plagues me in my dreams

the rejection that awaits
after every mistake
bring pangs of guilt

the blanket of self-pity
I hide under
whenever I feel small

the regret forced upon
my entire being
after altering what I had loved

the beast I call myself
tainting innocence with pride
and left it screaming

Save. Me.