It happens in a blur

A whoosh of color and sound

Emotions washing over

Weighing down on my mind

Pressing deeper

Breaking through skin

And down into the core

Where bones and tissue reside

That tender place inside

Where everyone has hurt me

And it feels as if every day

Is a struggle

Just to wake and persevere

And make it through another battle

Because demons live in the real world

And angels hide in the shadows

Tricks and games of the night

That enter with a fight

Or sneak when I'm not looking

Not only does it effect me

But it does to those I try to

Get close to

Say that I love

Because memories are evil

Secrets hurt as much as truth

Though the visions go hazy

And sounds drive me crazy

It's the feelings that choose to stay