Lines Written in Exile

CRASH

BANG

THE BOTTOM FELL OUT

CLOUDS

RAIN

THE STORM IS RAGING INSIDE

AND I CANNOT GET AWAY

I WANT OUT

I WANT SOMETHING TO BELIEVE IN.

SOMETHING TO TAKE THIS WORLD AWAY

WHEN DOES IT STOP?

WHEN DO THE TEARS DRY UO?

JUST ONCE, I WOULD LIKE OT SEE

THIS RAINBOW THAT THEY SAY EXISTS.

 

IS ANYTHING REAL?

NOTHING LASTS

EXPECT PAIN. . .

IT JUST SUBSIDES FOR A BRIEF

MOMENT AND THEN SWELLS OVER THE BANKS

AND MY EMOTIONS FLOOD OVER.

 

II AM SWEPT AWAY BY THE NIGHTMARE.

SERENITY IS NOWHERE TO BE FOUND.

NOT EVEN IN THE RECESSES OF MY MIND.

PEACE IS ONLY SOMETHING THAT

MONKS AND PRIEST PRAY FOR

AND MAN KEEPS US FROM.

ME?

I CANNOT WORRY ABOUT PEACE

I HAVE MY OWN BATTLES TO

FIGHT WITH THE DEMONS

THAT KEEP ME AWARE OF HOW FAR

FROM RESOLUTION I AM.

I SINK BACK DEEPLY

INTO THE QUARANTINE.

PESTILENCE SEEPS UNDER EVERY DOOR

WAITING AROUND EVERY CORNER TO ATTACK

AND DRAG MY WEARY FLESH INTO THIS HELLISH PIT CALLED LIFE.

 

DECEMBER 1992