Every man deserves a second chance

That’s what the masses say

And sing and chant and prance

Longing for another day


I don’t want to give that chance

The hurt still renders me immobile

I want to bleed profusely

I opt to keep it closed


He’s standing right there in front of me

The one I wrote about

My superhero in disguise

And yet I’m petrified


What do I do?

Remain curled up under the bed

Monsters please leave me

I scream


They don’t hear me

I am crushed by the sound of my own screams

Reaching out from the depths of a convulsed mind

Separating myself from the conscience that is your ego


Longingly letting go

Plastered with the scars of the past

Experiences wide and vast

That sullies my heart to a deadbeat.