I fell in love with misery,

The darkness at my door.

It punched me til I gasped for breath,

And then I asked for more.

I’d watch it through the window,

Waiting for the day,

That misery would swallow me,

And take it all away.


I took a chance on hope.

It’d come to me in waves.

But it’d migrate like the swallows,

Then I’d feel nothing for days.


I turned back to anger,

It made me feel okay,

But when the feeling split my bones,

I found another way.


My last friend was numbness.

It took me by the hand.

Together we watched the waves crash in.

They found me on the sand.