It creeps up on you

A sinister smile

that follows you home

tempting you

to tip the scales

Your hands move

Attached to puppet strings

A sadistic god

Places another weight

Laughing as it groans

It always falls

You knew it would

You accept it all

The weight of the pain

As it swallows you whole

The dust clears

But you know

It's never over

Just hiding

In the corners of your mind