Walls

I’m gonna build me some walls

I’m gonna make them 10 feet high

I’m gonna put barbed wire on the top and bits of spiky glass

I’m gonna lock the gate and bolt it shut

I’m gonna build a bunker underground

I’m gonna buy the world’s strongest safe

I’m gonna bury it deep beneath the soil in my walled garden

And that’s where my heart is going to stay

The Edge

Again, I am teetering on the edge.

Looking down at the swirling darkness,

Tempted to leap in and let it take me.

 

It feels like pain is all there is.

Nothing but the tearing loneliness,

When brief connections just make it worse when they’re over.

 

Questions go unanswered, needs go unmet.

I am lost. Empty and alone.

I want to smother the feelings, blank out the hurt.