You are the poison that burns in my veins,
eroding the thoughts that keep me sane.
You are the fingers that claw at my soul
destroying me, their ultimate goal.
You are the storm on a clear sunny day
shrugging your shoulders in that shallow way.
You are the darkness that feeds my fears
that blood thirsty hatred is always near.
You are the shatter that blinded my eyes
you are the reason I no longer cry.
You are the tears caught in my throat
and you are the love I am so devote.
Karen Hayward ©2016