Rock Bottom (or nearby)
Do you ever feel so lonely you could cry?
But you wouldn’t be crying because you have no one to turn to
Or nowhere to go if your kitchen suddenly caught on fire
No, you would be crying because you have the sudden realization
That everything that you have accrued in your life
All the people, all the experiences, all the STUFF
Will never be able to help you combat the chasm
This yawning void buried deep, deep down
And the creature that lives within it
Too distant to examine and much too far
To even begin to understand
This enemy that has embedded itself into your very fabric
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So sad but well-stated. These scenes and images are exactly how it feels. That ‘enemy’ is self-loathing, and it’s a liar. Fun form, and I like that it’s written as a question to the reader.
even in ghost form I hold onto the light inside. I took the creature as dread or death or fear. well written. I like how you broke it up too. what’s the line? “what is to give light, must endure burning?” stay for a while see what happens.