coming down

It’s all coming down
in a myriad of broken hopes and dreams
shattered around my feet;
to strike me down
and tear the skin from my worn body
on the jagged eges of despair and deceit

Down; to drown my soul
in misery and solitude of my own making
so that I might find comfort in not feeling anymore
Bring myself down
and let it all go
so that nothing touches me
as I turn my back and slam the door

Down into myself
as the footsteps fade away
and I pray for ascension
to some higher, greater place

It’s all coming down
I try to push away
only to find myself smothered
by mistrust and disgrace