Hungry Lights
Wither
Imagination was crawling across the water
Across my head-cove
Afraid of what sight?
It mitigated valor, removed all courage, canceled my progress
And left me abashed
My walls were rising
And I'd not see them until my shadow was three times my size

O' how would I get back unscathed and unbroken?
-Unsure
And now, in this moment of paralleled focus, we'd hold this trade
Deep in the crux of the ocean, she had awoken
Behold all her wonder!
I casted my line

O' would she ever bite to taste the lure?
A shaky hand in place for the reel and turn

What?
My reflection turned into denies all of truth and burns
My soul? Trapped by mirrors of fire!
The flames emanate the lie
And the way was shut

O' I am festering in misery!
Inner-strength's begun to wither
The path I walk's been overgrown with vines and thorns
-Crushing all that grew
And strangling my truth till I am barely breathing
-I've been doomed
Then lightning struck my brow
Raining daggers cut me down
But I did not let go
I never would let go!

It cracked the sky
I could not—would not—should not be a hero
At sudden, breaching from the clouds
Another burst of brilliance
And in the crashing down, it split my vessel—overturned
And holding onto what was left had kept my faith secured
My god had shown his hand!
And the knives of rain came down
And the waves would lurch and swell
And any who crossed my way would think me all but sane

I cast again and watched it glissade through my fingers
Like caterpillars, tremoring outside the comfort of their chrysalis
Such metamorphosis took place here tonight