Grey Sky rebirth

Cold belly ache haunts eyes left open for too long
Staring at the sun yearning for the fire which lurks so distant on the clear horizon
Translucent lips speaking words just beyond the reach of understanding
One more broken promise
Each phrase spoken as if by speaking oaths the world rearranges and makes truth
No effort but to place the burden of realization on others
No blame finds purchase because even the facade is fake and discarded lies pile up
Light a fire from your bones
You don’t need them
You’ve crawled already into a new husk
Taken up residence in someone else’s needs
Rotten promises smell sweet at first
The carapace hardens until the only option is to cut free
Blood dripping from knives made from your own flesh
Pieces left behind in the aftermath of rebirth
Shudder in the still quiet
Longing for warmth
Tantalizing promises
Of safety and heat
Better to freeze here free
than to squeeze self into shapes unnatural
To serve at the feet of a liar

2 thoughts on “Grey Sky rebirth

  1. Autumn Zephyr December 30, 2019 / 5:03 pm

    This reminds me of watching a cicada emerge from it’s shell. Horrific and beautiful at the same time.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Pelgris December 30, 2019 / 5:26 pm

      I was fighting myself, half pain and beauty the entire time, so yes your description is apt

      Liked by 1 person

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