Shine for Me
Posted on August 19, 2011
Much too depleted for this, too
spent for Love’s antics, I
know why the task is
left to the young, who
are forever in pursuit of
the next Big Adventure, while I
sigh in contemplation with the
complacence of middle-age.
Too much passion has
worn me thin; too
many years of
dwelling in sin and
whips against my skin.
I’m done! I’m done! I
scream at the sky knowing in my
heart the reason why I
keep looking toward the gallows as my
paragon of deliverance, a way out, and
end to the wretchedness I feel when I
look into eyes that relentlessly ask why I
cannot be who you want me to be; who you
need me to be for you.