Black eyeliner hides black eyes.

False confidence hides battered pride.

And hope is used to dream away shattered lives.


It's like nothing ever happened

And you didn't exist.

We never laughed or cried or kissed,

Or believed.


It pains me to remember,

So I'll go underground.

I'll be in hibernation for a while.


I will walk dark streets

And wander into bars and fetid alleys;

Penetrating the wicked underbelly.


You'll find me in the shady parts,

The places few dare to tread.


A soiled angel down on her luck

With bloody, broken wings.

She has no bearing anymore,

She's just looking for a drink.