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(the dark)



Joined: 9/21/2010
Posts: 25
starsinthenightsky
Learn to hold onto (let go of) sanity
Tenuous as it is in this world
Even when the onset of madness
Is the sweetest drug to the dark.
Let the muscle take over (tighten, so sweet)
Quick reaction, don’t hesitate (don’t think), arm coiled
The snake bite, twist, pinching bones
And all that suddenness (pain) explodes
Into a sweet (sharp) release of oblivion.
Rebounding echoes of breaking glass (bones)
The symphony so sweet (so harsh) on your ears
And you let go (give up).
Another game of pretend (lying)
The pretenses build up and your eyes are wide
Where you’ve gotten yourself –
How can you know
When the release takes away everything
Reason and sin (chaos)
One and the same, so close and unwanted (wanted)
Their breath hot on your neck
Reminding you of everything
How there’s no way to change what you’ve done
(And reminding you
That you don’t want to change).
And that sanity, so transient (so unwanted)
Shifting in and out of focus
Slides in the wrong order
A movie in reverse
Slowly slips away
(you push it away).
And you tell yourself
That this drug is better (worse),
That anything to feed the darkness
Is possible and good
(is bad in the best possible way).
It’s a game of lying (pretending)
Keeping your poker face on
For your own conscience
But lying to yourself never got anyone far.
So now
The resounding question:
How far can you go on the track of sanity (insanity)?
How high (deep) can you go?
And how do you find
the light

(the dark)?
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