with every new dawn comes a new hope
& every breath brings new life
to this barren wasteland. the storms
that once raged here have calmed. but

with every sunset returns the old despair
& every tear brings back the memories
of your betrayal. the stars seem to fade
in & out, brighter & then dimmer, as

the blade touches my skin.

with every moment comes a decision:
to fight or to surrender, to breathe or to choke,
to live or to die.

only time will tell how much longer
i'll be able to survive
without you here to protect me
from the horrors of the night.