vacuum

the distance between screams

the man i am now from who i was to who i may still become

so many times i lied that i ran out of words that didn’t sing true

excuses fell apart like dream in the first moments of waking

now i navigate the distance between

seeking the path that leads to something more than nothing but nothing more than i deserve

following the echoed ruminations of hopeless despair

every ghost i gave up that still haunts me tries to pull me astray

i am a stray

a lone puppy with no collar running across the highway with no understanding of mechanical beasts bearing down

seeking the open spots of emptiness

the crowded homes of distant hearts

now i follow the truth no matter how bitter the taste as it spills from my tongue like acid

trapped in the distances between

another voice lost in the vacuum

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