People say

"Do this!"

"Do that!"

And I feel as though I'm drifting through it

Wasting away in the trinkets of sand

Feeling time slip away from me like it was never mine

I've lost where I was

Like the signposts sent me in vicious circles

No escape from the shadows and twisting in the brambles

Empty hopes, Reckless lies, Hopeless dreams

That lay inside me like shards of glass

I need to get out

The voices spread poison

They set fire to my dreams

Burn my hopes

Let me die in ignorance

When I want to live in knowledge

Breathe in the truth through my lungs

I don't want to hear the lies

That seeps into my skin

Drown them out

Make my ears hollow…

Like my heart…