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Chrysalis

Kay L. Rice

March 09, 2018

Chrysalis

If I walk behind and you don’t know,
do I disappear in the shadow?
If I can run beside at your pace,
will I find that spot of everlasting grace?
If I become and go my own way,
Will you forget, and let me fade away?

I am screaming frantically, inside my brain.
I am drowning, drowning in my own pain.
My scars growing, covering me whole.
Encasing me, binding me, devouring my soul.

Is this just a game, am I the pawn or the queen?
Am I forgotten or on a pedestal to be seen?
My shame and horrors left open on display.
All the while cracking, crumbling fading away.

If I wait, in silence, patient, holding my tongue,
Will you arrive at my window, will you come?
If I hold on to promises made in the night,
Will you stand true and make them right?

I am screaming, frantically, inside my brain.
I am drowning, drowning in my own pain.
I feel my scars growing, covering me whole.
Encasing me, binding me, devouring my soul.

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