How many times do we have to do this?
A single glance down the pathway
A home that I would not
Retracing old footsteps
Until I was back in the moonlit room
Dancing to a timeless, tuneless song
How many times do I have to do this?
Shut in the dark
Nowhere to go
Nowhere to run
How many more times will I continue to do this?
Caught in a silence
One so strong it pierces every fiber of my being
Not even my sobbing can penetrate
And I am left in this darkness
Tears sliding down my face
Into a pillow that has seen my strife more than any living thing
How long will this continue?
Caught in a trap I cannot free myself from
How long do you plan on staying?
But not unknown
Because how can someone you’ve known your whole life
Be a stranger?
My childhood friend
The figment of my imagination
I can’t pinpoint the exact moment we met
But you have never once wavered in your conviction to stay
No matter how many times I begged you to leave
And still you didn’t listen
You forced yourself into my mouth
Silencing every cry for help
And I can’t help but wonder
Consumed by a void like nothing else