take me as I am

take me as I am

the thunder crashes in

butterflies bolt within the lightning

their wings falling, forlorn, to the ground

take me as I am

bite that juicy apple

as I swarm in your thin-walled veins

as you shiver with the last solid serpentine

take me as I am

darkness lingers in me

like cruelty coming cosmetically alive

like a black rose hovering you, a mask

take me as I am

even as you watch me collapse

even as I fall terribly from grace

take me as I am

for the truth is here

for it is the only reason I have to remain

in your eyes:

take me as I am.